Northwood Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Sarah Murphy (Deputy Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Samantha Livesey (Lead Learning Mentor). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Kathryn Bracken.
The Knowsley Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 0151 443 2600.
Knowsley Safeguarding Board has lots of information
The Key - Safeguarding Training Centre - Fact Sheets and Briefings
Wellbeing Award for Schools
The National Children's Board has a vision of an education system where good emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of all schools. Only then will pupils, with the support of their teachers, build confidence and flourish. Evidence shows us that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, for children to do well they need to feel safe and happy. Pupils who have mental health problems are more likely to have academic difficulties at school and experience social disadvantage later in adult life.
At NCPS part of our inclusive vision is to ensure that our staff, children and families have the tools to support their mental health and wellbeing and can access the right support and services when they need to.
The award supports schools to develop in the following areas:
Click on the links below to find out more information.
If you have any questions, want to get involved in our health and wellbeing work or would like to find out about where you can get more support, please contact Mrs Ball or Mrs Livesey by completing the form below. Don't hesitate to reach out to us - we are here to help and support you in any way that we can.