Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do at St Thomas of Canterbury School. We all work together to safeguard every child in our school community. We all have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Our Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Lead - Louise Clements

Deputy Safeguarding Leads - Anne Wileman, Danielle Marples, Rachael Hanson & Matthew Richardson

SENCO- Dora Poulton

SENCO (IR)- Ellie Needham

Safeguarding Governor - Emma Chatten

Online Safety Lead - Matthew Richardson

Safeguarding at St Thomas of Canterbury School

Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) have developed a website to provide easily accessible and up-to-date safeguarding information for professionals, and for children, young people, families and members of the public. 

St Thomas of Canterbury School adopts every safeguarding policy made by Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) and they are available to view on the  Safeguarding Sheffield website.

You can also view a copy of our school Safeguarding Policy by clicking on the attached document at the bottom of this page.

On the 9th December 2020 the government and the DfE updated their statutory guidance- 'Working Together to safeguard Children'. The updated guidance is attached as a file at the bottom of this page. The rest of the updated guidance can be found here:

The Barnado's website provides key information for parents and carers related to recognising the signs of abuse and how to support and protect vulnerable children:

Barnado's Website 




Safeguarding Visitors Policy

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

Whistleblowing Policy