English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School

Nurturing a relationship with Jesus Christ


Safeguarding in schools means

  • creating safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practice
  • ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
  • making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
    teaching children and young people about staying safe
  • maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.

All adults who work in our school have to have a satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child, you can talk in confidence to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads - Clare Masterson (Family Worker), Catherine Doberska (Headteacher) or Anton Dworzak (Deputy Headteacher).                                 

Members of the public can also make referrals direct to Reading Borough Council Children's Services at

Reading Borough Council - report concerns about a child