Safeguarding faces

To view our Child Protection Policy please click the link below.

Monksdown Child Protection Policy

 

Keeping our children safe is our number one priority!

Child Protection Statement

‘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 for children who are vulnerable or in need.’

At Monksdown Primary School we strongly believe that:

‘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 – DfE, 2019)

 

Monksdown Safeguarding Charter

At Monksdown we:

  • Work in partnership with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in keeping with the LSCB’s ‘Levels of Need Guidance’ to secure improved outcomes for young people
  • Ensure that safer recruitment practices and safeguarding policies and procedures set out a culture of vigilance and challenge
  • Provide induction and regular training that enable all adults to recognise signs of abuse and neglect; act in the interests of the child and maintain an attitude ‘it could happen here’.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies to promote early help for young people and families before their needs escalate to a point where intervention would be needed via a statutory assessment.
  • Challenge ourselves and others to ensure actions are completed in a timely way and press for reconsideration if the situation does not improve.
  • Quality assure all safeguarding practices including maintaining support and oversight of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding Team, their actions and decisions and record keeping.
  • Ensure all adults working with young people follow an agreed code of conduct that promotes safe working practices and makes responsibilities and expectations clear, including the understanding that anyone can make a referral.
  • Complete any actions arising from the Local Authority’s 175 Safeguarding Audit in order to ensure policies and procedures follow LSCB, Local Authority and statutory guidance.
  • Implement any learning arising from serious case reviews, for example the need to listen and respond to the views of children, especially when assessing their needs.
  • Provide students with a curriculum which promotes their safeguarding and enables them to maintain healthy relationships.

 

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads. Mrs Price, Mrs Stewart and Miss Makin can be contacted on 0151 226 1606 or via email at: head@monksdownprimary.co.uk, stewartg@monksdownprimary.co.uk and makink@monksdownprimary.co.uk

Our team is supported by a dedicated team of staff, who will be more than happy to help with any concerns you may have.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are suitably trained to lead in each other’s absence. 

Mrs M Bernia is the school’s Learning Mentor. She is trained to assist children with pastoral care.. Mrs Bernia can be contacted via: berniam@monksdownprimary.co.uk.

Mrs A Lloyd is our school counsellor. She is trained to help children and their parents in personal matters. Mrs Lloyd can be contacted via: lloyda@monksdownprimary.co.uk.

Miss Makin is our SENCO and can be contacted on makink@monksdownprimary.co.uk.

The link Safeguarding Governor is governors is Mrs Jane Moores.

Play your part to protect children

Child protection is the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. It involves measures and structures designed to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect.

If you are worried about a child or family then you can always ring, anonymously, Liverpool Careline to share your concerns. You may be the voice a child needs to help protect them.

Liverpool Careline (0151) 233 3700

http://liverpool.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/children/children-at-risk/

For more information regarding child abuse please click the link below.

https://tacklechildabuse.campaign.gov.uk/

 

Opportunities to teach safeguarding 

85. Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure that children are taught about safeguarding, including online safety. Schools should consider this as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. 

86. This may include covering relevant issues through Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (formerly known as Sex and Relationship Education), tutorials (in colleges) and/or where delivered, through Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education.