Keeping our children safe is our number one priority.
Child Protection Statement
Mab Lane Community Primary School 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. Everyone has a responsibility to act, without delay, to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.
At Mab Lane Community Primary School we strongly believe that:
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfill this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (Keeping Children Safe in Education – DfE, 2019)
We are committed to ensuring the safety of all our children. We have a detailed Child Protection Policy which explains the procedures that the staff must follow in order to protect our children. This policy follows new statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment as set out in Keeping Children Safe.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss L Morgan, Designated Safeguarding Lead. Miss Morgan can be contacted on 0151 259 4282 or via email at: email@example.com
Miss Morgan is supported by a dedicated team of staff, who will be more than happy to help with any concerns you may have.
Mrs Rogers and Miss Flynn are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads and suitably trained to deputise in Miss Morgan’s absence. They can also be contacted via the above number or email address.
Mrs Thomas is the school’s EHAT Lead. She is also trained to deputise for Miss Morgan as Designated Safeguarding Lead. Mrs Thomas can be contacted via: firstname.lastname@example.org
The link Safeguarding and Prevent governor is: Chris O’Brien.
Worried or concerned about a child or young person?
If you are worried that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse or, you are worried that a child may be at risk if suffering harm should contact CARELINE on 0151 233 3700. If you think a child is in immediate danger call for police assistance.
Additional Advice and Guidance
If you require further advice, guidance or information about any safeguarding issue or subject. Please come into school to discuss the matter further. Alternatively, you can access a wealth of information online using the links below.
Forced Marriage and “honour” crimes
Child Criminal Exploitation