St Margaret Mary’s Junior School
Schools and colleges and their staff are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners 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.
No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. (Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021)
Saint 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, staff code of conduct, health and safety, harassment and discrimination. We will meet all our statutory duties to the highest standard. (Keeping children safe in education Sep 2021)
Our school promotes the safeguarding of our children in numerous ways. Some of these include:
- Pupil Leadership Teams
- Pastoral Team Meetings
- Counselling sessions with Listening Ear
- Rainbows (coming soon)
Learning Mentor Support
Information displayed around school in relation to safety messages (Pants Rule, Child Line etc)
Life Skills sessions –Barnados
E Safety Week
NSPCC Peak Out Stay Safe assembly workshops
Your Choice Conference Y6 with Mersey Travel
School Nurse/Health sessions
Our Schools Designated Safeguarding Leads are: (if you have any concerns)
Mrs R Culley (Deputy Headteacher- Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs R Wilkinson (Headteacher) Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C Perry (Learning Mentor)-Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Our Safeguarding Governors are: (if you have any concerns) Mrs Lyons & Mrs Fillingham
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Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Partnership
Knowsley Safeguarding Children's Partnership (KSCP) is an independent statutory body responsible for ensuring that individuals and organisations work effectively together to safeguard children in Knowsley.
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