Safeguarding

                                     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 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. (Keeping children safe in education September 2018)

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 2018) 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

  • 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

  • Attendance Incentives

  • 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 (Assistant Headteacher)- Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs C Perry (Learning Mentor)-Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Our Safeguarding Governors are: (if you have any concerns) Mrs Lyons & Mrs Fillingham

Please click on link below for more information.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

 

Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Board

Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) is an independent statutory body responsible for ensuring that individuals and organisations work effectively together to safeguard children in Knowsley.

Please click on the link below for further details.

Knowsley Safeguarding

 

The link below helps parents with the issue of youngsters self-image

.It has been specifically designed to encourage young people to develop and maintain a healthy body image during the transition to adulthood.

In a world that constantly tells young people how they should look and has a narrow definition of 'beautiful', how can we help them value their unique beauty and stay true to themselves?

https://www.dove.com/uk/dove-self-esteem-project/help-for-parents.html

 

 

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