Safeguarding is the concern of everybody at St. Paul’s Catholic School. We are committed to promoting the welfare of every member of the school community, ensuring that they are not only safe but also feel safe. We strive to provide an environment where children, staff and parents/carers are able to talk about any safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they would be listened to. We look to ensure that all staff and volunteers are aware of and implement safeguarding procedures and guidance, including what to do if they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm. You can view our safeguarding and child protection policy here.

Key contacts in school:

  • Mr Paul Knight, Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Anne Hoskins, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Senior Chaplaincy and Pastoral Leader)
  • Mr Paul Tillman, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Pastoral Leader and Sixth Form)
  • Mrs Ruth Holmwood, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Head of Emmaus Faculty)
  • Mrs Kate Warren, Deputy Designate Safeguarding Lead (Business Manager)

Members of St Paul's safeguarding team:

  • Mrs Kay Klymszyn, Year 7 Chaplaincy/Pastoral Leader
  • Mrs Kaylee Bolton, Year 7 Year Leader
  • Mrs Sandra Thomas, Year 8 Chaplaincy/Pastoral Leader
  • Miss Ciara Pringle, Year 8 Year Leader
  • Ms Jennie Williams, Year 9 Chaplaincy/Pastoral Leader
  • Mr Matthew Cooke, Year 9 Year Leader
  • Mr Yommy Adeyemi, Year 10 Chaplaincy/Pastoral Leader
  • Mr Jonathan Cresswell, Year 10 Year Leader
  • Mrs Claudine Jordan, Year 11 Chaplaincy/Pastoral Leader
  • Mrs Vanisha Patel, Year 11 Year Leader
  • Mr Andrew Beckett, Year 12 Chaplaincy/Pastoral Leader
  • Mrs Upenyu Makamba, Year 12 Year Leader
  • Mrs Sharon Robinson, Year 13 Chaplaincy/Pastoral Leader
  • Mrs Lisa Shepherd, Year 13 Year Leader

Key external contacts (during school holidays and after 5pm during term time):

  • During school holidays or after 5pm during term time Milton Keynes Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) should be the first point of contact to make a referral or consult Children's Services regarding concerns about a child.  Please call 01908 253169 or 01908 253170.
  • Milton Keynes Emergency Social Work team can be contacted on 01908 265545 or email them here.

Other key contacts:

  • Police - call the police on 999 where a child or other person is at immediate risk of harm. For non urgent matters call 101.
  • Milton Keynes University Hospital A & E - 01908 995913.

Useful sources of advice and guidance:

The following organisations and charities can help you if you have concerns or want to know more about:


Childline - call 0800 1111 or visit their website here.

Kidscape - email or visit their website here.

Domestic violence/abuse:

MK:act - call 0344 375 4307 or visit their website here.

Drugs/substance misuse:

Frank - call 0300 123 6600 or visit their website here.


NSPCC - call the FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550

Mental health:

Milton Keynes Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - call 01908 724228 or visit their website here.

Young Minds - call 0808 802 5544 or visit their website here.

MIND - call 0300 330 0648 or visit their website here.

Honour based abuse (including forced marriage/child marriage/coercive control):

Karma Nirvana - call 0800 599 9247 or visit their website here.

Online safety/online sexual abuse:

NSPCC - call 0808 800 5000 or visit their website here.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) - visit their website here.


NSPCC - call 0808 800 5000 or visit their website here.

Sexual abuse:

NSPCC - call the report abuse in education helpline on 0800 136 663. Details of other dedicated helplines can be found here.

Knife crime:

Action for Children - handy tips and guidance.

Fearless - guidance and information about crimes and issues for young people including knife crime (and where young people can report crime completely anonymously.

The Ben Kinsella Trust - knife crime awareness charity.

NSPPC -help and guidance if you are worried about a young person.

Crimestoppers - for reporting crime or information anonymously.

Safe4Me - information around crimes and young people.

No Knives Better Lives - information and resources about knife and the impacts for parents and their young people (videos are probably more suitable for older students).



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