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Safeguarding at Childwall CE

The Safeguarding Team 
Picture 1 Mrs Mason - Headteacher - Safeguarding Lead
Picture 2 Ms Igglesden - School Business Manager
Picture 3 Miss Owen - Teacher & Phase Leader
Picture 4 Phil McCalliog - Safeguarding Governor
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. 

Visitors

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 

Remember:

  • Provide a positive role model to young people 
  • Dress appropriately ensuring your clothing is not likely to be viewed as offensive or revealing
  • Treat all members of the school’s community with respect and tolerance
  • Work with children in an area where you are visible by a member of the school staff
  • Respect a child’s privacy and dignity
  • Always report any situations that you may feel give rise to a complaint or misunderstanding of your own actions 

Never:

  • Photograph a child without the school’s permission 
  • Use your personal mobile phone in areas used by young people 
  • Ignore inappropriate behaviours towards children either by other children or adults 
  • Share personal details with a child
  • Meet or contact a child out of school including by text, email, Facebook or other social media or give a child a lift anywhere
  • Discuss the school, children or adults working with the school on social media
  • Give gifts to a young person (unless part of the school’s agreed rewards policy or with the agreement of your line manager) or receive gifts unless arranged through the school