This section of the website is in place to share all of the things that we do at school to ensure the safety of the entire school community. Governors, staff, children and parents all have a role to play, and you will find information and links to child safety sites here. If you have any suggestions or ideas for things we should include in this section of the website, please let us know. We recognise that all staff and volunteers have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. Our school procedures for safeguarding children are in line with the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB).

For further information, please see a full copy of our Safeguarding Policy in the Documents and Policies tab or alternatively contact the school office for a hard copy.

For Children

Everyone at school wants you to feel happy and safe. You can talk to any adult in school if you feel worried or unsafe. We have a 'Hand of Trust' in each classroom. This has the names and photographs of people you might feel comfortable talking to.

For Parents

If you have any concerns about your child's welfare please make an appointment with the class teacher in the first instance. Remember, they will take any issue or concern you have seriously and are committed to helping your child feel safe at school. Most issues are resolved satisfactorily at this stage.

Useful Weblinks for Parental Support:

Well-being Team

Mrs Sarah O’Shea, Mrs Clare Cousins and Mrs Helen Robinson are our Parent Support Workers members of our Well-being Team and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads and Emily Cousins runs Kaleidoscope and pupil interventions. Their role is very diverse and includes emotional support for both children and their families. The team are available to support parents with any aspect of parenting. They have a wealth of experience, however if they cannot provide the support required they will signpost parents to other services and agencies.

Designated Senior Persons

Every school is required to have at least two people who are highly trained in Safeguarding. These are referred to as Designated Senior Persons. Our current staff are:

  • Gail Gynn
  • Helen Robinson
  • Clare Cousins
  • Magda Karus
  • Stephanie Cooney
  • Sarah O’Shea


Useful Contacts and Links

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Tel: 0300 126 1000

Lead Officer for Safeguarding in Education

Annamarie Mullen
Old Gaol Block
County Hall
Telephone 01604 361655
Mobile 07736638556


Local Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire (LSCBN)

Ground Floor
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lakes
Telephone 01604 364036


National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Tel: 0808 800 5000



Tel: 0800 1111


Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Tel: 0870 000 3344



Contact Us

St James Infant School,
St James Street,
NN11 4AG

Phone: 01327 702783
Fax: 01327 704288