Mersey Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and well-being of every pupil. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy, which can be viewed on our website.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Pupils are made aware that they can talk to any adult in school if they have any concerns. All staff are trained in Safeguarding annually, including the signs and indicators that a child may be being harmed or at risk of harm and the procedure to record and report any pupil disclosures.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs R Tootell (Deputy Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs M Thomas (Headteacher), Miss D Perkins (Assistant Safeguarding Officer) and Ms L White (Assistant Headteacher). Our Home/School Liaison Officer, Mrs C Hardy, provides vital support to the team. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs Y Nolan.
Meet the Safeguarding Team:
To view our Safeguarding Termly Overview please click here.
We hold Safeguarding as a top priority – the following documents demonstrate the level of work completed in school to ensure our children are safe in all areas of school life.
Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact Mrs Tootell (Safeguarding Officer) or Miss Perkins (Assistant Safeguarding Officer) should you have any questions about these issues.
The Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
The Covid-19 Annex to the Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
The Safer Recruitment Policy can be viewed here.
If you would like more information about Stopping Child Exploitation please click here to read a leaflet from Pace (Parents against Child Exploitation)
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. Click here if you would like to read more about this.
If you would like guidance about online safety please click here (Wirral Safeguarding Children Board)
Click here for guidance about how to talk to your child about staying safe. (NSPCC)
If you would like more information about ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ please click here
Click on the link to read about: What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused
Click on the follow links for our e-safety pages: