Safeguarding at New Park Primary
New Park Primary school ensures that children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. We teach our children to how to keep themselves safe, how to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they may be at risk of being exploited.
As a school, we have a statutory responsibility to share any concerns we may have with other agencies including police, health and children’s services about a child in need of protection. Schools are not able to investigate child protection concerns but they have a legal duty to refer them.
In most cases school will be able to inform the parents/carers of its need to make a referral. However there may be instances where 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. New Park Primary follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.
We will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children and families.
Please click here to visit our Keeping Children Safe page.
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr R Povey
Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Mrs K Poulson
Safeguarding Governor - Mr P Fillis
Operation Encompass is a Merseyside Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved in or exposed to a domestic incident. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. New Park Primary's Key Adult is Mr Rob Povey.
Operation Encompass is a valuable initiative that enables us to continue to support and help our children and families within our school community when they need it the most.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Safer Recruitment Policy
Low Level Concern Policy
At New Park Primary School:
Safeguarding Children and promoting their welfare is central to all our policies and procedures. Our aim and priority is to develop a safer organisation that has at its core an ongoing culture of vigilance.
It is the intention of our recruitment and selection procedures to deter, reject and remove people who might abuse or harm children, or otherwise be unsuitable to work with them.
Our safer recruitment procedures are applied in relation to everyone who works in our school who is likely to be perceived by our children as a safe and trustworthy adult. Those are not only people who regularly come into contact with our children, or who will be responsible for our children and may not have direct contact with children as a result of their job, but nevertheless will be seen as safe and trustworthy because of their regular presence in our school.