St Anne (Stanley) Child Protection Statement
St Anne (Stanley) C of E Primary School ensures 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 also has a statutory responsibility to share any 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.
The school’s safeguarding team are Mrs Simons, Mrs Lovell and Mrs Riley. Please contact them on 0151 228 1506 if you have any concerns regarding a child or need any support.
Alternatively please call Careline (Children’s Services) on 233 3700.
Further information about safeguarding can be found on ‘The Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board Website’