What is Safeguarding? 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. 

In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all at St Philip Neri ensure the approach is child-centred. This means that St Philip Neri consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

St Philip Neri recognise that no single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

The purpose of safeguarding children is to:

  • Protect them from abuse, maltreatment and exploitation.
  • Prevent anything from harming their health or development.
  • Ensure they can grow up under safe and effective care.
  • Take action to ensure they have the best outcomes in life.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

As part of our Safeguarding offer, St Philip Neri and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust (OLoL CAMT) have a team of people who lead on safeguarding our students, they are our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). 

St Philip Neri DSLs are also the people who will support with any concerns raised around children’s health, wellbeing and safety, as described above. If you have a concern regarding the wellbeing, health, development, relationships or safety of a child, please use the contact details below.

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) contact details:

Nicola Shivley (Lead DSL). Telephone: 01623 489010 or email:

Daniel Steele. Telephone: 01623 489010 or email:

Julia Phillips. Telephone: 01623 489010 or email: 

Louisa Stimpson. Telephone: 01623 489010 or email:

Clare Brizzolara. Telephone: 01623 489010 or email:

Tracy Graham. Telephone: 01623 489010 or email:

Rowena Taylor. Telephone: 01623 489010 or email:

Victoria Dickie. Telephone: 01623 489010 or email: