Statement for Parents

“Holy Family Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”


Safeguarding Children

In the interest of safeguarding children there may be occasions when the school has to consult other agencies without a parent’s prior knowledge. The schools first concern is the child’s welfare and the school has a duty to act to protect the child at all times. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social services and/or the police.

We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances, but we can only assure you that we follow the procedures laid down by the Coventry Safeguarding Board, a copy of which is available in school as is a copy of our own policy.


Governor Statement:

The appropriate safeguarding of all children regardless of age, ability, race, culture, religion or class, is an essential element of the work of the governing body.  It is a pre-requisite to the effective development and well being of the children who attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School, and should be seen as an underlying principle in all that we do.

The policies within this folder reflect this commitment.  Policies however are not enough and governors are also committed to:

  • Regular review of all practice.
  • Appropriate induction and supervision.
  • Regular and appropriate training.
  • Sustaining the professional ethos which is open and supportive of staff, which puts children's safety and protection at its core.
  • Ensure that Parents are aware of the school's commitment to this work.

Safeguarding Policies are available to view on our Policies Page.


"Child car seats and the law". It covers everything parents need to know about child car seats, regulations, and advice in 2021.

We delve into:

  • The importance of car seats in reducing the risk of injury and death to a child

  • Protecting your child by knowing the car seat laws in the UK

  • Different types of child seats, including height-based seats and weight-based seats

  • How to use Isofix for easier car seat installation

Here are just some of the findings from our research:

  • Using a correctly fitted child car seat can reduce the risk of injury to a child by up to 82%, and reduce the risk of death by 28%

  • In the UK, a child must use a child car seat until their 12th birthday or they are 135cm tall - whichever comes first

  • If you’re caught driving in a car where a child isn’t safely secured, you’ll receive a £100 fixed penalty notice

  • You legally must have a child rear-facing until they’re 9kg, but it’s recommended they remain rear-facing for as long as possible