Penwortham Girls’ High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students. We ensure all staff and volunteers are aware of their role in safeguarding and that every adult who works with children are understand their role in safeguarding children.
What we do as a school:
We have a safeguarding team in the school who can provide support and advice for students, staff, parents and carers.
We have a clear safeguarding policy with well-embedded procedures in place for reporting concerns about a child.
We provide all staff with up-to-date training and updates on safeguarding including online safety.
We ensure all students are aware of safeguarding issues such as online safety, PREVENT and child-on-child abuse through Life Skills lessons and regular assemblies. They cover a range of subject areas around keeping students and others safe.
We actively encourage students and staff to raise any concerns they might have so we can ensure all members of the school community feel safe and supported.
We take all concerns seriously, act upon them and offer full support through school support and external agencies where appropriate.
We ensure all school staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children by carrying out all the relevant checks.
We facilitate support for students from external agencies, for example from the school nurse service, so that students can access help for a wide range of issues.
We take part in Operation Encompass so we can support students who witness or are involved in domestic abuse.