St Francis De Sales Catholic Infant And Nursery School

We walk, learn, love and smile together with Jesus

Safeguarding

Our 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. We would expect you to also report to the head teacher or Designated Safeguarding Lead any behaviours of any adults working in the school that may concern you. By signing our visitors book you are agreeing to follow the school’s safeguarding advice to visitors and where appropriate the code of conduct for staff and volunteers.

Safeguarding Websites

Concerned about a child?

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police without delay. We're all responsible for reporting concerns about a child's welfare; the link below is a guide to reporting your concerns about a child

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/england/reporting-your-concerns/

Our School Safeguarding Team

Mrs Melia

Designated Safeguarding Lead

0151 525 8489

lmelia@stfrancisdesalesinf.liverpool.sch.uk

Mrs Stokes

Designated Safeguarding Lead

0151 525 8489

lstokes@stfrancisdesalesinf.liverpool.sch.uk

Miss Suffield

Safeguarding Officer

0151 525 849

head@stfrancisdesalesinf.liverpool.sch.uk

Mrs Hughes

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

0151 525 8489

khughes@stfrancisdesalesinf.liverpool.sch.uk

Miss Green

Safeguarding Officer

Miss O'Kane

Safeguarding Officer

Miss Asteriadi

Safeguarding Officer

Miss Killen

Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Smeaton

Safeguarding Governor

Parent/Carer Survey

As a school, we are always looking for ways to develop and improve. We have created a short online survey that gives you the chance to tell us what you think about our school; from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying. The survey can be completed at any time and as many times as you like across the school year.

We will use the information you provide to inform and make decisions about what we provide and future action planning.

Complete the survey here

Parent View

Parent View is an online questionnaire that allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time. It is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views about their child’s school to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.

The questionnaire can be accessed directly from the Parent View site.

Safeguarding in Sports

Achieving the Safeguarding Code will recognise clubs or providers who have reached and maintained excellent safeguarding standards. It will empower parents and carers to make informed decisions when selecting a club or provider for their child. Please see the link below for further details.

https://www.sportengland.org/our-work/safeguarding/safeguarding-in-martial-arts/?mc_cid=d7a4bb26a9&mc_eid=6dcd3cbde2

Animal Safety

As the better weather approaches and the children will be playing out and about much more, it is timely to remind about being careful around dogs, especially if your child doesn't don't know the dog, or doesn't have a pet. The Dogs' Trust have a really useful booklet about safety around dogs, written with Ambitious about Autism, which you can download here:

https://www.learnwithdogstrust.org.uk/be-dog-smart/be%20dog%20smart%20-%20autism%20friendly%20version.pdf?mc_cid=3cd9d41930&mc_eid=6dcd3cbde2

NSPCC Film Night

We held a film night to raise money for the NSPCC. Our aim was to raise funds that can go towards providing children and families in distress a place to turn to, a 24-hour helpline and give children the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves.

Speak Out, Stay Safe

The NSPCC came into school to talk to children about ways to keep safe. The programme gives a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. 

Pupils are taught to speak out if they are worried to a trusted adult. At home, talk about adults we can trust and who children can speak to if they are worried.

If you have any questions or would like any further support, please see your child’s class teacher or Mrs Stokes.

Police Visit

We have enjoyed a visit from Merseyside Police today! Police officers George and Ben arrived in their police car and invited the children to take a look inside and explore the tools they use.

The children explored ways we can keep safe, in the car, at home, in school and out and about. George and Ben discussed ways the police help to keep children and their families safe and what they should do in an emergency.

We really are thankful for the time given as we know it is precious! A big thank you from Mrs Stokes class.

Parent E-Safety Workshop

On the 30th November, we had an e-safety workshop delivered by our LA supervisor, Paul Bradshaw. If you would like any further information about keeping your child safe online, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our Safeguarding officers. You may also be interested in looking through this PowerPoint of information from the meeting.