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Child protection including Safeguarding

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

  • Keeping children Safe in Education (September 2023)
  • Disqualification by Association
  • Prevent Strategy
  • Working together to Safeguard Children (2023)
  • Valuing all God’s Children
  • Sexual harassment and violence in schools and colleges


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  and Governors takes place annually.  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 Chair of Governors and Head Teacher have attended Managing Allegations Training. 


Our Head Teacher Mrs Edward was the Head Teacher Representative on the Sefton Safeguarding Children's Partnership Board.  She is committed not just to safeguarding children at St Philip's but to all of the children in our community. 

Sefton Integrated Front Door

Mrs Klaassen and Mrs Edward or any of the staff will listen to you anytime you need us. 

Mrs Kite is our Safeguarding Governor and can be contacted via the school office.


Mrs Kite has a child at our school. She is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Church.   Mrs Kite is a trained Probation officer and regularly attends in house and external agency training relevant to her safeguarding role in our school and also attends specialist training as part of her professional CPD. 



All adults paid or volunteer are expected to follow our code of conduct.

Code of Conduct

This policy runs alongside the prevent Duty Guidelines from the DFE. Concerns regarding radicalisation or Extremism should be referred to Mrs Edward or Mrs Klaassen following our usual procedure, who will then follow Local Authority Guidance if the concern should require referral.
You may have heard much in the Media about the dangers of Radicalisation and Extremism. This pamphlet gives you further information and some useful websites and contacts. It also tells you what to do if you feel that you need to tell someone about your concerns.
This flow chart demonstrates our Safeguarding Process, if you have any concerns please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Edward

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 have 2 members of our SLT and 2 of our Governors who have completed Safer Recruitment Training. 




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.

Should you be interested in volunteering you will be required to complete an application process including a risk assessment, request for references and you will require a DBS check .   All this will happen before you are able to work alongside staff and children at our school.