Safeguarding Children

At St. Bernard’s R.C Primary School we aim to create and maintain a safe learning environment where all children and adults feel safe, secure and valued and to know they will be listened to and taken seriously.

We have developed a safeguarding policy which ensures that all adults in St. Bernard’s R.C Primary School are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This is integral to all activities and functions at the school.

Our approach to working with parents and carers is one of transparency and honesty and our responsibility is to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in our care. We aim to do this in partnership with our parents/carers. In most cases parents and carers will be informed when concerns are raised about the safety and welfare of their child.

Pupils Safeguarding Questionnaire

Project Phoenix- It’s Not Okay
The Project Phoenix ‘It’s not okay’ campaign is Greater Manchester-wide, involving partners from across the police, health, education, social care and beyond. They are running a campaign to raise awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation. See for some great resources. 


Disclosure and Barring checks are required for all visitors who are working with children. If you are visiting our school, office staff will ask to see a copy of your  details together with photographic identification. All visitors are required to sign in using our electronic touch screen, which generates a unique photo visitor badge for each user. The badge must be worn at all times whilst on the premises.

We warmly welcome parent/carer volunteers in school, however if you would like to undertake this on a regular basis then we would ask that you complete a DBS disclosure form. Please see your child’s teacher or the School Business Manager for more details.

Please see our policies page for more information.