Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy outlines many different specific safeguarding issues and how Penwortham Girls’ High School provides support and intervention for children and their families, as well as our statutory responsibilities to report suspected abuse to Children’s Services.
Penwortham Girls’ High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As a school, we promote the values of compassion, social responsibility, resilience and ambition and seek to actively promote these to improve the life chances of all students in our community. We are aware that our students face many challenges in an ever-changing society including online safety, adverse childhood experiences and emotional health and well-being concerns. We are able to support parents with these and many others issues by utilising a combination of Early Help and external agency support.
Penwortham Girls’ High School acknowledges that intervening early with the explicit consent of families is the best way to address any safeguarding issues. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads have and continue to receive specialist training on these issues and can provide tailored intervention, as well as inform parents of relevant agencies in the local area that can provide support. This also allows our Designated Safeguarding Leads to have thorough knowledge about the impact the local issues can have on children and make good and appropriate referrals to outside agencies when necessary.