Pastoral Care & Safeguarding

Safeguarding Information for Parents 

From a school perspective, the safeguarding of children means protecting them from harm or damage and forms part of a framework which keeps children under the age of 18 safe from exploitation of any kind.

Pupils tell us they feel safe at our school. However, we know they are at greater risk of coming to harm through their own behaviour or that of others because of their particular needs. Everyone, staff and governors, take safeguarding very seriously. 

Our Safeguarding Team

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss R Prout Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Ms E Spencer Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Mr P Gaul
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Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mr Richard Walsh –

Your Local Authority Officer (LADO) is Tracey Holyhead.

Tel: 0151 934 3783

Mob: 07739 920881

Merton House, Stanley Rd, Bootle L20 3UU

Phone: 0151 934 4706

Useful Links for Parents


Childline 0800 1111: get info and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online.NSPCC

If you’re worried about a child, or you work with children and need advice or information, call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000

Samaritans - Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts

Young Minds Helpline - Offers free confidential telephone and email support to any adult worried about the wellbeing of a child or young person.


There is a guide produced by the NSPCC and O2 to help parents explore and understand online life as children know it.  NetAware is really useful and we recommend that you take a look at it.

Net Aware is part of the Share Aware campaign, which is embodied by Net Aware, with the aim of giving parents and carers the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their children about staying safe online.