“Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility”
Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. At St Cecilia’s Catholic Infant & Nursery we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.
The school’s staff, volunteers, visitors and service providers have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children as a shared responsibility with parents and other carers. To support this statement, the school may signpost to services that are specialised to promote opportunity, prevent problems, act early and act effectively if and when concerns arise.
Please see our policies page.
Mrs E. van de Waal: Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms M. Campbell
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs J. Walsh
Liverpool Safeguarding Children Partnership Levels of Need: Please click here to view
What you can do
Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. Parents should speak to the safeguarding lead if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.
If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999.
Otherwise contact Careline on 0151 233 3700
As you are aware, attendance and punctuality is linked to children’s learning and progress.
As such it is vitally important that if your child is absent from school for any reason you MUST INFORM THE SCHOOL OFFICE as to the reason why- before school starts at 8:45AM. Alternately you could message the class teacher via Tapestry or Dojo –again before 8:45 AM.
If the school is not informed, then your child’s name is recorded in the first response book at registration and office staff have to spend time contacting parents/carers to follow up absences. These calls often have to be repeated through the day which is not an efficient use of time. If we fail to make contact regarding absence then a Senior Leader will become involved and a home visit will be made. Ultimately the Education Welfare Officer will take over and the situation will escalate.
We have also noticed that some children are arriving late to school on a regular basis. This is also recorded on our new electronic system and is visible to the Local Authority and Education Welfare Officers. If you are having trouble in the mornings, then please speak to your class teacher and we may be able to offer support. Lateness means your child misses the settling in time to chat to their friends and valuable learning time. They can also be “out of sorts” for the day as their day has started in a rush. Parents/carers also miss the contact time with the teacher and a calm handover.
If there are any difficulties with attendance/ punctuality then please contact us.
Police guidance on the ‘999 silent solution’ call:
The 999 call system allows all 999 callers to access support if they are unable to speak during the call. It is important that either a noise is made or that 55 is pressed. For example, if you can only make noise, such as tapping the handset, coughing, crying or even talking to the offender, then these actions will alert the attention of the BT operator.
Worried about a child?
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our helpline to speak to one of our counsellors. Call us on 0808 800 5000, email email@example.com or fill in our online form.
Find out information from the Liverpool Safeguarding Children’s Partnership about what this means and how to report concerns
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEN/D)
The SENDCo/Health & Wellbeing Lead at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Infant & Nursery School is:
Miss Claire Creer
You can contact Miss Creer by telephone – 0151 220 2153
or e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s learning, development or wellbeing.
Please see below links to useful websites and documents
SEND Policy 2022 2023
SEND Information Report 2022 2023
ASD Virtual 1:1 sessions
ASD sessions for parents carers January 2023
Helplines for families
Helping your child with anger
Understanding and supporting your child’s early development
Remote Learning Statement
Home Learning Documents
Statement for Home Learning
Remote Learning Policy
Remote Learning Policy
Remote Education Provision (Department for Education Document)
Please be sure to regularly check the local authority’s ‘Covid Liverpool Page’ for the latest updates.
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Appendix 1 – Child Protection Covid-19 (opens in new window)
Appendix 1 – Attendance Covid-19 (opens in new window)
Parents and carers guide: What to do if someone has symptoms of COVID-19 – please click here (opens in new window).