Safety is the key, it’s up to you and me.

SMAAA Safeguarding Team

Mr C Lewis- Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss A L Bowman- Headteacher / Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Ms M Trayer- Deputy Headteacher
Mrs K Arands –  Safeguarding Governor
Fr A Rowlands- Chair Of Governors

The following statement is provided to parents so they are aware of the school’s responsibilities:

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 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 particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instancesthe school will be able to inform the parent/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by the children’s service or police that the parents/carer cannot be informed whlilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are no 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 outcome for the child and family.”

It’s up to you and me.

Following “Keeping Children Safe,”  policies were updated at the Governor Spring and subsequent Summer  meeting.

Click the links below to find out who to contact for Safeguarding Information and how to keep our children safe in school.

Safeguarding Policy
Staff Safeguarding Flow Chart
Safeguarding Bookmark
Visitor Safeguarding Booklet
Parent Pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy

Visitors to our school will be asked to wear an ID badge.
The colour of these badges will be different from staff who wear black lanyards.
Visitors will wear red lanyards.

Safeguarding Training

All staff and volunteers have completed Level 1 Safeguarding Training- September 2018. This is repeated on a termly basis for new staff and volunteers.

All staff, including Lunchtime Supervisors and Kitchen staff have completed online Channel Awareness Prevent Training (Sept & Oct) 2017. This is repeated on a termly basis for new staff and volunteers.

Knowlsey Safeguarding training at SMAAA Dec 12th & 13th December 2017

Mr C Lewis:              
Level 4 Safeguarding Training October 2017
Prevent 1 Day Training March 2017
Annual Online Prevent Training Sept 2017
Safer Recruitment Training – June 2016

Miss A L Bowman:
Merseyside Police Prevent Training 2016
Annual Online Prevent Training Sept 2017
Safeguarding October  2017
Safer Recruitment Training  –  June 2016
Effective Supervision Training Oct 2014

Mrs K Arands:
Safeguarding for Governors Nov 2015

Fr A Rowlands:
Safer Recruitment Training 2013

Ms M Trayer:
Safer Recruitment Training January 2018

Mrs G Hulme:
Safer Recruitment Training Sept 2015

Local Authority

Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Board
0151 443 4311
2nd Floor Nutgrove Villa
Westmoreland Rd
L32 6GA

Local Authority Safeguarding Officer
Jacqui Evans 0151 443 4468

Mulit Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
0151 443 2600

Stronger Families
0151 443 288

Other information