Safeguarding & Child Protection
“Nothing is more important than promoting
the welfare of children and protecting them from harm”
DFE, May 2016
Middlefield CP school has a duty of care to all our children. We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare. We expect 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. We endeavour to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpin this commitment.
The school works in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.
‘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.’ (DFE 2016)
If you have any concerns over a child’s safety phone Liverpool CARELINE: 0151 233 3029
or contact the school and speak to one of the Safeguarding team Middlefield CP school: 0150 486 4106
Middlefield follows Liverpool LSCB guidelines, information can be found here.
Middlefield Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead / Learning Mentor
Safeguarding Officer / Assistant Learning Mentor
There are many useful links on our Additonal Information and Internet Safety pages on the right.
Our policies on Acceptable Use for staff, volunteers & contractors, Child Protection Policy, Acceptable Use Policy Agreement and the Middlefield Safeguarding Handbook are on our policies page here.