Keeping our children safe is our number one priority!
Child Protection Statement
‘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. 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 Knotty Ash 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 fulfil 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)
Knotty Ash Primary Safeguarding Charter
At Knotty Ash we:
Our Designated Safeguarding Team
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Ms Clements-Bedson (Headteacher) 0151 228 4222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:
Mr England (Deputy Headteacher and SENDCo) 0151 228 4222 email@example.com
Ms Sweeney (Head of Deaf Resource Base) 0151 228 4222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Carson (School Business Manager) 0151 228 4222 email@example.com
Our team is supported by a dedicated team of staff, who will be more than happy to help with any concerns you may have.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are suitably trained to lead in each other’s absence.
The link Safeguarding Governor is Revd. Julia Jesson.
Play your part to protect children
Child protection is the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. It involves measures and structures designed to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect.
If you are worried about a child or family then you can always ring, anonymously, Liverpool Careline to share your concerns. You may be the voice a child needs to help protect them.
Liverpool Careline (0151) 233 3700
For more information on child abuse please refer to
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges
The Prevent Duty
Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers
Working Together to Safeguard Children
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
Child Sexual Exploitation
Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children form child sexual exploitation
Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation
Safeguarding disabled children
DfE and ACPO drug advice for schools
Advice for local authorities, headteachers, school staff and governing bodies
Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges
Advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principles, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused
Advice for practitioners