Here at St Austin’s, we recognize our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.  We endeavor to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.  We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Below are links to our safeguarding policies and other links which we feel are relevant to help ensure the safeguarding of our children.

Keeping Children Safe in Education Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Online safety

Child Line

Net Aware

Game Safety

Parents E-safety Presentation


Our Safeguarding Team

Mrs T Velayudhan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr J Molyneux

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs B Chernenko
Safeguarding Team

Mrs E Kendrew
Safeguarding Team

Urgent – School Closure

Remote online learning commences daily at 9am on Google Classroom, please see advice on operating Google Classroom  under ‘Letters to Parents’ – heading on this website.

In line with Government guidance due, school is closed to pupils except those children of critical workers and vulnerable pupils.

The Online registration form  for requests for key worker places for week commencing 25th January is now open, please submit your completed form by no later than Thursday 21st January at 2pm.

All parents please complete the online Remote Learning Survey using the link below. It is essential that this form is completed if you require a loan device from school. Please complete as soon as possible.

Please see important letter below from Wakefield Local Authority

Letter to Parents and Carers – 11 January 2021-Local Authority

Children who we deem to be in a priority group (which is different to Key Workers) will be contacted by school.