Safeguarding and Child protection

The safety of our children is of paramount importance to all staff, governors and community members in our school. The attached information provides our policies on how we ensure the safety of our children across all aspects of children’s school and their wider lives.

St Marie’s Catholic Primary School  acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice standards and Ofsted requirements.

If you have any concerns regarding the safety of children in our school, please contact either:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr S Watson 

Deputy DSL: Miss Scott

Safeguarding Governor; Ms L Jackson

They are assisted by Mr White, Executive Headteacher

If you have concerns about the safety of a child, you can:

  • Speak to any member of staff who will relay your concerns to the Safeguarding team via our school office on 01514286114
  • Email your concerns to: [email protected]
  • Make an appointment with or ask for a call back from a member of the safeguarding team

If your concerns are more urgent, these must be relayed directly to social services or the Police.

Operation Encompass

In conjunction with Merseyside Police St Marie's is involved in an initative called Operation Encompass.

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard the support children and young people who have been involved in, eard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children can arrive at scool distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure tat appropriate scool staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

At School our named Key Adults are Mr Watson Designated safeguarding lead and Miss Scott Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This is a valuble initative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our community when they need it the most.

You can find out more by visiting or contacting a key adult in school.

Links to Safeguarding websites:

Keeping Children Safe in Education last updated September 2023

NSPCC links

Updated Childrens Safeguarding Procedures online - Knowsley

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