Safeguarding & Welfare

Safeguarding

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.

Covid-19 – Safeguarding and Wellbeing Resources

We have a special page of safeguarding and wellbeing resources to support pupils and parents. Please click here to access the page.

Key Safeguarding Staff

The Principal is: Mr H van Mourik Broekman

The Chair of Governors is: Mrs M Mason

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Mr H van Mourik Broekman

The College has a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection in each section:

  • Senior School and Sixth Form: Mrs K Duffy, Assistant Principal: Safeguarding & Inclusion
  • Preparatory School: Mrs A Pease, Head of Prep School
  • Pre Prep (including EYFS): Mrs G Gannon, Head of Pre Prep
  • Boarding: Mrs E Latham, Head of Boarding
  • After School Club: Mrs G Gannon 

The nominated Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor is: Dr S Carr

The nominated governor for dealing with allegations against the Principal is: Mrs M Mason
 

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.’

Online safety advice and resources for Parents/Carers

Please use the resources on our Online Safety page to help keep children safe from different risks online - please click here to access the page.

Resources for Parents to support young people and families in relation to mental health and 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/

YPAS: http://www.ypas.org.uk/

Mood Juice: http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/

Overcoming: http://www.overcoming.co.uk/single.htm?ipg=4795

NHS Resources: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/anxiety-in-children.aspx#makes

NHS Resources: https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/low-mood-stress-anxiety.aspx

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:

Guidance for parents and carers on safeguarding children in out-of-school settings

Information for parents choosing an after school club, community activity or tuition

Operation Encompass 

We participate in a project in partnership with Merseyside Police called Operation Encompass alongside all other schools in Liverpool.  The project, aims to support children who are affected by domestic abuse.  Each school has a member of staff (key adult) who is trained to liaise with the police, when required, whilst ensuring support is available to the child.  If you would like to speak to someone further about the project or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Key Adult, Mrs Duffy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  

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