Since 1st July 2015 all schools, registered early years childcare providers and registered later years childcare providers are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty. It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies.

It is intended to help schools and childcare providers think about what they can do to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and suggests how they can access support to do this. It reflects actions that many schools and childcare providers will already be taking to protect children from this risk.

St. Cuthbert's are fully compliant with the June 2015 DFE Prevent Strategy for Schools.
To read the guidance, please see the PDF document 'Prevent Duty Advice'

Prevent Strategy
Prevent Duty Advice


When a child is admitted to school, parents are required to provide at least two telephone numbers so adults can be contacted in case of emergency. If a child is involved in a serious accident and needs immediate hospital treatment, he/she will be taken to hospital immediately and the parent informed as soon as possible. In the case of less serious accidents, or illness, parents will be informed so they can decide what, if any, treatment the child requires. If any of your contact details change, please let the office staff or Headteacher know in case we need to contact you.


The designated person for Child Protection is the Headteacher. In the absence of the Headteacher, Mrs Garside the Parent Support Advisor or Mrs Daly the Assistant Headteacher can help you with any concerns. The Child Protection Policy is available in the School Office.

Medicines - If a child needs to take any medication at school, parents or guardians must complete the appropriate form, which then requires a counter signature by the Headteacher. School can only issue medication that is prescribed by a doctor if the times required are within the school day.

Medical inspections – Children are weighed, measured and given relevant health checks during their first year at school. All parents are notified of any visits in school and are invited to attend.

School Nurse – The school nurse attends regularly to carry out routine checks and to discuss health problems. They can be contacted at University Hospital Hartlepool. Tel: - 01429 522718