Safeguarding

'Do Small Things with Great Love'

Key staff with responsibility for Safeguarding:

Mrs E Brennan

(Assistant Head Teacher)

Ms C Wigglesworth

(Assistant Head of Year 10)

Mrs J Littleboy

(Assistant Head of Year 7)

Safeguarding Assembly

CAMHS Presentation

Important Documents:

CEOP

Be Aware

Stay Alert

Be Safe!

Coping with self harm

Liverpool
Multi-Agency
Self-Harm
Practice Guidance

Notre Dame 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.

 

Notre Dame 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 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.

 

Notre Dame Catholic College is committed to the principles of Working Together to Safeguard Children which states that a ‘child centred approach is fundamental to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child. A child centred approach means keeping the child in focus when making decisions about their lives and working in partnership with them and their families.

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

‘Notre Dame Catholic College 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/carers of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school can in certain circumstances share information without the consent of the family and may be advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter or make enquires. 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’

NSPCC Talking about terrorism – tips for parents:

NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000

http://davidtrickey.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/aftertheevent280410.pdf

Where children and young people can find further help:

 

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

Appropriate guidance for children and young people primary school age and upwards

NSPCC advice, including about being worried

Appropriate for young people 13-25 years: www.themix.org.uk

Papyrus: a voluntary organisation for teenagers and young adults who are worried and may feel suicidal

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/   0800 0684141

Websites:

Notre Dame Catholic College

Established 1869

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Contact Us

© Copyright 2019 by Notre Dame Catholic College.

Executive Headteacher: Mr M Symes Head of School: Mrs A Costello

Tel: 0151 330 5122

Email: ao@notredame.liverpool.sch.uk

Address

Notre Dame Catholic College

180 Great Homer Street, Liverpool

L5 5AF