Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcome for children who are vulnerable or in need.
When signing into our school you are agreeing to follow the school’s safeguarding advice to visitors and/ or the code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
All visitors must wear the visitors badge and lanyard provided.
Unsupervised visitors: you will be asked to show your photographic ID issued by your employer or your DBS Certificate and will be issued with a BLUE school lanyard. Further DBS and Barred List checks will be needed for volunteers and students.
Supervised visitors: will be issued with a RED school lanyard and will accompanied by a member of staff at all times.
If you have ANY concerns about a child’s welfare or well-being, or have a concern about the behaviour of any adult within the school towards the child:
- Discuss your concerns without delay with the Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team)
- Remember it is important to share your concerns even if you are unsure
- Anyone can make a referral to Liverpool Children’s Services 0151 233 3700
- The Local Authority Designated Officer (L.A.D.O) for Managing Allegations Against Staff can be contacted on 0151 225 8101. The school can provide you with a copy of the school’s procedures for Managing Allegations Against Staff.
If a child makes a disclosure to you:
- Avoid being shocked or embarrassed
- Listen to the child without interrupting them
- Do not promise to keep a secret
- Do not ask the child any leading questions
- Reassure them that ‘it is not their fault and they have done the right this to tell you’
- Immediately following the disclosure, report your concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Consider how best to manage your own feelings
- After reporting your concerns, remember that the disclosure and the child’s identity should remain confidential