0191 477 2175

Safeguarding and Child Protection

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At Corpus Christi, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all of our children.

We endeavour to promote a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.

We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

We are an Operation Encompass School. https://www.operationencompass.org/

Designated Leads

Our Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection is our Headteacher, Mrs C.Maxwell who can be contacted in confidence by calling 0191 477 2175 or email info@ccpg.bwcet.com

Our Deputy Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection is our Deputy Head and Early Years Lead, Mrs Wilson.

Mrs Taylor, our Pastoral Lead, is also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Safeguarding Governor

Our Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Mrs P. Rees, who can be contacted in confidence by calling school on 0191 4772175 or by emailing concerns to Office@corpuschristi.uk

Safeguarding Policies and Documents

Here is a link to our Safeguarding Policy:

Safeguarding and child protection policy 2022 to 2023

Here is a link to statutory documentation for keeping children safe in education:


Are you worried about a child?

If you are suspicious or have any concerns that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm, you can find more information by following this link:


Alternatively, you can call the following numbers:

0191 433 2653 (office hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)

0191 477 0844 (out of hours, at night, at weekends and bank holidays)

For more information and advice free phone the NSPCC 0808 800 5000.

If a crime is taking place now:

  • Dial 101 to inform the police (or 999 if it is a serious crime / emergency)
  • Call 999 if you believe any other emergency service is needed