Love, Live and Learn
At Our Lady & St. Swithin’s Catholic Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen. We will ensure that:
We follow strict procedures to ensure that everyone who works with our children is vetted, keeping our children as safe as possible.
Ongoing checks and ‘whistle-blowing’ are in line with current policy.
Staff are able to respond appropriately to any:
All staff are aware of the need to maintain privacy and confidentiality.
Written parental permission is requested, at the time of the child’s admission to the provision, to the seeking of any necessary emergency medical advice or treatment in the future. PARENTS & CARERS MUST TELL US OF ANY CHANGES TO THESE DETAILS. We take confidentiality very seriously. Any information which we hold is treated as confidential and shared on a ‘need-to-know’ basis.
Links with External Agencies:
“In conjunction with Merseyside Police, Our Lady and St. Swithin’s Catholic Primary School is involved in a new initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school 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.”
Our Key Adult is Mrs Morgan
You can find out more by visiting www.operationencompass.org
Operation Encompass Letter Parents and Carers
Our safeguarding policies cover all areas of school life and can be viewed below.
In the event of school closure, our duty and responsibility to safeguard our pupils remains. Our regular check ins with families needing a bit of extra help and support will continue throughout a period of school closure. Please do not feel offended if a member of school staff calls to check in with you. If you have any safeguarding concerns while the school is closed for your child or for any other pupil from the school, please contact us on:
or ring school on 01515463868
Mental Health support for children
Tips for talking to your children about Covid-19
Daily news updates for children
Tiny Happy People
Activities for developing younger children’s language and communication
Videos for physical wellbeing
Advice for personal hygiene and preventing spread of disease
For any further information on safeguarding see below.