Please read our Safeguarding Policy. If you have any Safeguarding concerns please inform Mrs Edward or Mrs Klaassen as a matter of urgency. Alternately you can contact Sefton Multi Agency Safeguarding helpline directly on 0151 934 339. Safeguarding is a community responsibility and as such we all have a responsibility to keep children safe.
Key DFE publications include
All staff training for safeguarding is up to date and regularly updated in line with Government Guidelines. Records of staff training are held in the school office.
Home Office Prevent Training updates for all staff, including Non Teaching Staff took place in May 2017. This is updated as part of our annual Whole school safeguarding training.
Regular Fire Drills and Lock Down practises take place in line with statutory duties.
We have 2 members of staff and 2 governors trained in Safer Recruitment.
Our Head Teacher Mrs Edward is the Head Teacher Representative on the Local Safeguarding Children's Board. She is committed not just to safeguarding children at St Philip's but to all of the children in our community.
Mrs Lucy Owen is our Safeguarding Governor and can be contacted via the school office.
Lucy has 2 children at our school. She is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Church. Lucy works as a teaching assistant in a local primary School and regularly attends in house and external agency training relevant to her safeguarding role.
It is our school policy that at least one member of each interview panel has undergone Safer Recruitment Training. St Philip's is a "SAFE" school. We follow best practice guidelines for advertising, short-listing, reference requests, interviewing, offers of employment and Induction.
We believe that additional adults in school have a strong influence on children's academic and social progress. We welcome Students, Trainee Teachers, Parent Helpers, Community Volunteers, adults with particular skills or areas of expertise. We ensure that we follow procedures to keep our children safe and that all adults who come into contact with our children have appropriate checks made. Safeguarding the children in our care is our number one priority.