The safety and well-being of our children at Hoole St Michael C of E Primary School is of utmost importance to us and we will always act in the interest of the child.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding can be defined by promoting the health, safety and welfare of all pupils. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all adults, especially those working or volunteering with children. The school aims to help protect the children in its care by working consistently and appropriately with all relevant agencies to reduce risk and promote the welfare of children.
What is child protection?
Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm.
Safeguarding at Hoole St Michael C of E Primary School.
Our Safeguarding Lead member of staff is Mrs J Price and the Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs S Cookson. These staff members have undertaken LCC Designated Safeguarding Lead Training.
All other members of school staff are regularly trained and updated in safeguarding and child protection. The Safeguarding Governor is Mr G Evans-Hughes.
All disclosures from children or concerns from adults are taken seriously, recorded and investigated thoroughly in line with Lancashire County Council’s Safeguarding Children Board guidelines.
Hoole St Michael CE Primary School is participating in the Operation Encompass partnership scheme, between local school, academies, colleges, community health agencies, and Lancashire Police.
For further information please read this letter.
More information and guidance on safeguarding, child protection, child abuse or neglect can be found on the following websites: