St Margaret Mary’s Junior School
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. (Keeping children safe in education September 2016)
St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Junior School will do all that is possible and reasonable to safeguard the children attending it.
We have put into place clear policies and strategies to ensure the safeguarding and welfare of pupils especially those relating to child protection, behaviour, bullying, safe recruitment of staff, health and safety, harassment and discrimination. We will meet all our statutory duties to the highest standard. (Keeping children safe in education Sep 2016)
In life there is always an element of risk, and whilst accepting that, we will do all that is reasonable and possible to keep children safe. The governing body and all those who work here will put the safeguarding of pupils as their highest priority to ensure that all children are free to learn without worry or fear of harm.
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 outcomes of children who are vulnerable or in need.
Our school promotes the safeguarding of our children in numerous ways. Some of these include:
· Anti-Bullying week
· Friendship Week
· SEAL Assemblies each week
· Behaviour Incentives
· Learning Mentor Support
· Worry Boxes (in each class)
· Information displayed around school in relation to safety messages (Pants Rule, Child Line etc)
· Life Skills sessions –Barnados
· Bully Busters
· E Safety Week
· Road Safety
· School Council
Our Schools Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs R Culley (Assistant Headteacher)- Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mrs C Perry (Learning Mentor)-Deputy Safeguarding Lead
If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact Mrs Cullley or Mrs Perry
Please look at this fun video clip below about the underwear and chat to your child/ children about it
Please click on the link below to download. Local Authority Designated Officer in Knowsley (LADO)