Safeguarding & Welfare
Liverpool College is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. It is our willingness to work in a safe manner and challenge inappropriate behaviour that underpins this commitment.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be accessed through the Policies page here.
Key Safeguarding Staff
The Principal is: Mr H van Mourik Broekman
The Chair of Governors is: Professor T Nichol
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Mrs K Duffy, Assistant Principal: Safeguarding & Inclusion
The College has a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection in each section:
- Secondary Phase (Senior School & Sixth Form): Mrs K Duffy, Assistant Principal: Safeguarding & Inclusion
- Primary Phase (Pre Prep including EYFS and Prep School): Mrs A Pease, Assistant Principal: Head of Primary
- Boarding: Mrs E Latham, Head of Boarding
- After School Club: Mrs A Pease
The nominated Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor is: Dr S Carr
The nominated governor for dealing with allegations against the Principal is: Prof T Nichol
Communicating with Parents
The following statement is provided to parents so they are aware of Liverpool College'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 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 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.
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.’
https://www.safeguardingresourcehub.co.uk/ - – a free hub of national safeguarding resources to empower children, young people and all adults supporting them.
Online safety advice and resources for Parents/Carers
Resources to support children and young people and families in relation to mental health and emotional wellbeing:
Click here to download a list of resources where pupils and parents can access mental health support when pupils are not at school.
Fresh - CAMHS: http://www.freshcamhs.org/
Liverpool CAMHS: https://www.liverpoolcamhs.com/
Talk Liverpool: https://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk/
Mood Juice: http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/
Childline Calm Zone: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
Go Noodle: https://www.gonoodle.com/
Advice to parents/carers and families about their engagement of clubs and activities that are not organised by the school
Many parents or carers enable their child/children to attend clubs and activities that aren’t organised by the school. Parents and carers may find the following useful to support them to assess the suitability of the arrangements: