Safeguarding and Pastoral Care
At Newton Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and families.
The Headteacher is responsible for the overall safety and welfare of all pupils. Alongside the Headteacher, this responsibility is also delegated to our Designated Safeguarding Leader, Mrs Davies, and our Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Needham.
The Middle Leadership Team, class teachers and other members of the pastoral team are also responsible for the day to day safeguarding and pastoral care of our pupils. Parents may make arrangements to discuss concerns of this nature with a member of school staff at mutually agreed times.
A pupil’s welfare is the first concern of every member of staff and parents are encouraged to come into school when they have a concern or worries connected to their child’s education.
With matters of pastoral care and discipline, it is vital that parents and school are able to work together for the good of each and every child. It is important that the children see the school and their home working in partnership to help them through the difficulties they may meet. We expect all children to behave in a responsible and acceptable manner. If problems are persistent or of a serious nature, school will seek parental support.
If at any point there is a risk of immediate serious harm to a child a referral should be made to Children’s Social care immediately. Anybody can make the referral.
Any parent wishing to make a safeguarding referral or to seek further advice regarding a child’s safety and well-being can contact the following Local Authority Services:
First Response/Contact Centre 01744 676600 (9.00 – 5.00 pm, Weekdays)
Emergency Duty Team 0345 050 0148 (after 5.00 pm and weekends)
The school’s Safeguarding Team will also access the schools secure email for safeguarding:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm).
We kindly ask parents and carers to report non – urgent concerns using the above email address first, leaving a contact number for a member of the Safeguarding Team to contact you on. If you have no internet access the Safeguarding Team are available on the following mobile numbers 07745791095 or 07395944836 during the hours of (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm).
Some other websites that may be useful are:
Call 0800 1111
Call 0808 800 5000
Call 01744 676543
Safeguarding Adult support
You may be concerned about what somebody tells you or you may see or hear something that concerns you about a vulnerable adult. Report suspected abuse by calling 01744 676600 until 5pm daily or contact the Emergency Duty Team after 5pm on 0845 0500 148.
Safe2Speak offers support to any resident of St Helens who is a victim of domestic abuse, whatever your living situation. The service is free, confidential, supportive, informative, non-judgmental and available to anyone experiencing domestic abuse of any kind: sexual, physical, emotional or financial.
Domestic Abuse Service (8am – 5pm) on 01744 743200 or via a 24hr free Helpline 01925 220541.
The website for support http://safe2speak.co.uk/about/.
We all go through ups and downs in life, and experience life changes that can affect our mental health. The following services are available to support you using a variety of communication methods.
Samaritans 24 hour service – If you need someone to talk to, we listen. Call 116123.
Shout for support in a crisis 24/7 text 85258
Papyrus - call 0800 0684 141 or visit the website email@example.com