St. Bernadette'sCatholic Primary SchoolWe Follow Jesus


Welcome toSt. Bernadette'sCatholic Primary SchoolWe Follow Jesus


St Bernadette’s is committed to the highest standards in protection and safeguarding the children entrusted in our care.


Our school will support all children by:


  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school.
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness.
  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment.


We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.  Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.


At St Bernadette’s in order to protect our children, we aim to:


  • Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to.
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.


If you have a child protection or safeguarding concern, please contact a member of staff below:-


Designated Safeguarding Leads:             Mr Gary Linford - DSL

                                                                    Mrs Nadia Hykin - DDSL

                                                                    Miss Vicky Billingsley - DDSL

                                                                    Miss Nikki Dinsdale - DDSL


In an emergency please contact:-


Walsall MASH - 0300 555 2866

Out of Hours - 0300 555 2922

Walsall LADO (Walsall Local Authority Designated Officer) - 01922 654040 - Mobile - 07432 422205.


All of our staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection Level 1, which is renewed annually and our Designated Safeguarding Leads are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection Level 2 and Level 3.


We work with multi agencies to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.  Our Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy applies to all staff, volunteers and visitors to our school as safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.



If you have any concerns about a child, the NSPCC website is an extremely informative website that will give you information and advice on what to do next.