Pilch Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L14 0JG

0151 228 4024

stmargaretmary@knowsley.gov.uk

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children's welfare and expects all staff, governors, parents, 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 suffering from any kind of neglect or abuse. We ask that any concerns in regard to the health, happiness and safety of any child is reported to one of our Designated Safeguarding Officers.

 

Our Safeguarding Officers are;

 

Mrs Byrne- Head Teacher

Mrs Boardman- Deputy Head Teacher

Mrs Harris- Learning Mentor

 

Any member of the public can contact their local authority 'Safeguarding Children Board' directly to raise concerns about any child and believe they may be at risk of harm.

Knowsley Residents call the MASH team on 0151 443 2600.

Liverpool Residents call Careline- 0151 233 3700.

 

Useful Documents and Information

Child protection policy 2017.pdf

 Keeping_children_safe_in_education_Part_1.pdf

Whistle Blowing 2014.pdf

safe internet use.pdf

Mobile Phone Policy.pdf

Camera Policy.pdf

 

 

Operation Encompass is a scheme which operates across Merseyside to ensure schools are informed immediately of any domestic incidents which may involve their pupils. 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, heard or witnessed 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.

 

The Key Adults in school are Mrs Harris and Mrs Byrne.

 

INTERNET SAFETY

Using the internet is part of our daily lives and many of our children use the internet to watch videos, play games and learn about the world around them.

 

Top Tips for Keeping Children Safe Online

(From www.saferinternet.org.uk)

1. Be engaged. Talk regularly about how they use technology. Use it together.

 2. Be aware. Explore the online features of the devices you already own in your family and the devices you might buy for your child in the future. Knowing how to activate and use parental controls can help protect your child from seeing inappropriate content online.

3.Be there. Allow children to use internet devices where you are present. Encourage your child to always tell you if they see something which upsets or frightens them.

 

Top Tips for Children using the Internet

 

1. Be the change. Always be kind and respectful.

2. Be sensible. Always tell an adult if something worries or upsets you.

3. Be careful. Don’t share your address, phone number or email.

4. Be a detective. Always ask an adult to check out information or sites first.

5. Be safe. Never agree to meet up with something you have met online.

 

Some useful websites

 

Www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Www.saferinternet.org.uk

Www.nspcc.org.uk

 SAFETY AND APPS

Increasing numbers of children use apps on phones and tablet to communicate with people. The following information shared by Merseyside Police will help parents decide which apps are safe.

Apps for parents to be aware of.pdf