Mersey Drive Community Primary School's safeguarding policy provides clear direction to all school stakeholders about expected practice in dealing with safeguarding issues. It makes explicit the school’s commitment to the development of good practice and effective procedures, ensuring that safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in a way that supports and protects the needs of the child.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
At Mersey Drive Community Primary School our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern. We will ensure that we will safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils and work together with other agencies to ensure that our school has arrangements to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.
Our school is a community and all those directly connected staff members, governors, parents, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.
According to the DfE, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility at Mersey Drive Community Primary School.
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 childcentred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
This policy applies to all who come into contact with children at Mersey Drive Community Primary School including:
If in doubt, anyone with concerns should seek advice from the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Miss. A. Ridley or contact Children's Social Care 01612535454.
|Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023-24.pdf