In school, the safety and wellbeing of all our children is a priority.
Your first point of contact if you have any concerns or need help is to talk to your child’s class teacher.
If you have concerns for the welfare of a child or family, please ask to speak with a member of the school safeguarding team.
Help might be needed for yourself or your family, or another family. We encourage you to speak with us as soon as there is an issue, as it is often easier to solve any problems at an early stage. This information also applies if you are worried about a pupil outside of school e.g. at weekends/ evenings, at home and in the community. You can talk to staff and be assured we will try to help wherever possible.
The safeguarding team can make referrals to other agencies for support, as well as help to put a package of support in place for families who are suitable for something known as “Early Help”. Early Help brings in agencies that can offer more specialised support in a co-ordinated way and involvement is voluntary. Be reassured that you will be kept informed, you will be involved in planning and your wishes will be taken into account every step.
In more serious cases, where neglect or serious harm may come to a child, the school safeguarding team will make the necessary referrals to Children’s Social Care in line with the school Child Protection Policy, which is accessible in our “Policies” section.
If a child is in immediate danger, telephone 999.
For non-emergencies please call 101 or 0151 934 4013.
Our Safeguarding Team