Tout Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9DH
01963 32660


Safeguarding Statement

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School makes every effort to ensure that pupils are provided with a safe and secure learning environment. This means ensuring that children are not put in any position where they are vulnerable to abuse or neglect. We enforce a school safeguarding policy for permanent and temporary staff members, volunteers and all school visitors.

It is our duty to ensure that our school pupils are provided with the highest protection whilst in our care.  As part of our safeguarding policy we appoint a designated safeguard lead (DSL) to oversee the child protection and safeguarding provision in our school. The designated person is a member of the senior leadership team.

When the senior person is absent or unavailable, the deputy designated people takes up their responsibilities.

It is the duty of the school to ensure that the training and professional development of the DSL and deputy DSLs is ongoing, in order to enable them to deal effectively with changing child welfare concerns and the extra responsibilities that the job requires. This means being able to identify possible abuse, and knowing the right level of action to take, depending on the individual situation and circumstances.

The school will ensure that the DSL attends relevant new or refresher training throughout their time in this role to make sure that they are up to date with all statutory policy and legislation and in the best position to deal with concerns, incidents and allegations, as well as feed back to the rest of the school staff, including school governors, on updated safeguarding provisions and policies, and any available support resources.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic  Primary School’s key personnel for safeguarding children:


The designated lead for child protection is    Danuta Girton

Contact details: email:     tel: 01963 32660


The deputy designated lead is:-


Sally Elvish

Contact details: email:     tel: 01963 32660

Sara Stephenson 

Contact details: email:     tel: 01963 32660

Sheila Loftus

Contact details: email:     tel: 01963 32660



The nominated child protection governor is       Kate O'Gara 

Contact details: email:     tel: 01963 32660.


The Headteacher is Danuta Girton

Contact details:                    As above


Report a concern

If you are worried about a vulnerable child and would like our help, please don’t stay silent. Children's Social Care on 0300 123 2224 Police: 101 or in an emergency 999