Greasby Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, pupils and volunteers to share this commitment. It is their right to be safe in school and our duty to ensure this.
At Greasby School, safeguarding is managed in a number of ways. This includes ensuring good behaviour, safety on the school site, anti-bullying, E-safety, pupil voice and child protection/safeguarding policies.
As part of safeguarding work, we work in partnership with colleagues from other agencies. This includes colleagues from the school nursing service, social care, police, community paediatricians and other agencies. Where possible, our intention is always to consult and work with parents/carers to achieve the best outcome for the child. Sometimes circumstances exist which do not allow for the consultation and the school has to take independent action in order to ensure a child is safeguarded.
All staff and Governors attend regular safeguarding training including the signs and indicators that a child may be being harmed or at risk of harm as well as the procedure to record and report any pupil disclosures. Termly de-escalation and diffusion (PRICE) training also takes place. Our school used MyConcern to record and track safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing issues, collating information and identifying patterns.
The safeguarding team at Greasby Infant School help to co-ordinate all our work. Please contact us if you need any support or advice.
Our safeguarding team is:
Mrs Jo Tomkinson (Headteacher) Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Siobhan Cooper (Deputy Headteacher) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lisa Stocker (Foundation Stage Leader) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lauren Pollitt (SENDCO and Key Stage 1 Leader) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Imelda Spencer Safeguarding GovernorSAFEGUARDING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERYONE. If a child or young person is at risk of harm, abuse or neglect please report it to the Wirral Integrated Front Door Team 0151 606 2008 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours call 0151 677 6557. In an emergency always dial 999
As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The Prevent Duty Guidance (under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 ) was released by the Government in March 2015 which places a duty on schools, and other agencies, to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This legal duty came into force on 1st July 2015.
The duty placed on schools covers 4 areas:
- Risk Assessment
- Working in Partnership
- Staff Training
- IT Policies
Greasby Infant School is committed to providing a secure environment for pupils, where children feel safe and are kept safe. All adults in our school recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for children or not.