Child Protection and Safeguarding Statement
Great Sankey High School fully recognizes its responsibilities for child protection.
Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. The six main elements of our policy are to:
- Ensure we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers who work with children.
- Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
- Support pupils in accordance with the agreed child protection plans
- Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
- Ensure the delivery of quality safeguarding training to all staff, and keep this updated.
We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets.
We will endeavor to work in partnership with other agencies, and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues. We will develop activities and opportunities within PSHE and throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need to stay safe.
The school places a high priority on keeping children safe when they are in our care.
Mrs. J Malone is the Designated Safeguarding Lead assisted by the Deputy Safeguarding Officers, Mr. P Masher (Assistant Head) and Mrs. N Treanor (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator). Mr. M Platt is the Designated Safeguarding Governor.
Great Sankey High School continually seeks to strengthen communications with parents, carers and pupils, and thus concerns relating to any part of school life can be raised at any time with a child’s form tutor.
The SHARP system is a source of help and advice and is also a forum where students and their parents can contact the safeguarding team with any concerns they have.
However, if concerns related to child protection or safeguarding, they should be raised directly with Mrs. J Malone.
Mrs J Malone is responsible for E-safety in school, and any concerns about Cyber-bullying or online safety issues should be directed to her. As a school we advise that students report any abuse online to CEOP and their social media provider in addition to reporting to us.