Safeguarding Statement



Whiston Willis Community Primary School ensures that children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

The school has a statutory responsibility to share concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services.

Schools are not able to investigate child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter.

We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.

The school will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family.

Whiston Willis Safeguarding team September 2017.

Our school safeguarding officer Ms J Watkins

Deputy safeguarding officers are Ms P Steele and Ms B Myring

SENCO/LAC Lead is Ms C Hennessey

Any concerns about pupils should be immediately to one of these members of staff

Anyone can make a referral to MASH if a child is at risk of significant harm.
The phone number for Knowsley MASH is 0151 443 2600, Liverpool Careline 0151 233 3700 or all the police on 999.

Contact the school

Call and speak to either

Mrs Joyce Jones

on 0151 477 8270

Whiston Willis Community

Primary School, Milton Avenue

Prescot, L35 2XY

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