Safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this
commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment.

Safeguarding Statement

‘The school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

The school also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.

The school will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family’

Designated Safeguarding Lead :

Mr A Tremarco

Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs A Philip

Mrs M Ungi 

Safeguarding Team:

Mr A Tremarco  (Head Teacher)

Mrs K Warner (Deputy Head)

Mrs M Ungi   (Assistant Head)

Mr D Seddon (Assistant Head)

Mrs C McMullen (School Business Manager)

Mrs A Philip  (Senco)

Mr A Murphy ( Learning Mentor)

Mrs N Hartless (Safeguarding Governor)

Operation Encompass

In conjunction with Merseyside Police, St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary School are involved the an initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.”  Our Key Adult is Mr A Tremarco

Operation Encompass has been created to address this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.

Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass website:  https://www.operationencompass.org/

Operation encompass Parent/Carer Letter http://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2-OE-School-to-Parent-letter-2019-2.pdf

 

Safeguarding policy:

Child Protection policy Covid 19

http://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CP-Policy-COVID19-appendix-1.pdf

Child Protection  policy

http://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CP-Policy-July-2020-1.pdf

Keeping Children Safe in Education

http://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Keeping_children_safe_in_education_Sep_2020.pdf

Intimate Care policy

http://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Intimate-Care-Policy.pdf

NSPPC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/

PANTS (The underwear rule)

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-children-guide-english.pdf/?

Fortnite Parent Guide Age 12+ please safeguard your child

http://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/fortnite-parents-guide-051218-1-1.pdf

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