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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Article 19: You have the right to be safe. 


We take the well-being of our pupils seriously at Penwortham and are fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the children in our care. Safeguarding and child protection are of the highest priority for leaders, staff and governors who all have a clear understanding of their statutory duties. The school has a collective responsibility to ensure our pupils are well cared for and safe from all forms of harm, therefore staff are vigilant and well trained; policies and procedures are consistently implemented and regularly reviewed.

If you have a safeguarding/child protection concern, please contact the following Safeguarding Leaders:


Sandie Andrews - Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead

Litsa Anderson - Deputy Head /Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Andy Murning - Deputy Head/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sophie Lewis - Assistant Head/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Redgrove - Assistant Head /Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nadia Bedeau - Assistant Head /Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Marta Mrozowska - Designated Teacher for Looked-After and Previously Looked-After Children


Penwortham Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 20232024

 Keeping children safe in Education 2023

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The latest edition of the government’s guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’ (HM Government September 2018) states that all organisations have a statutory responsibility to safeguard children and promote their welfare. It outlines that 'Effective safeguarding arrangements in every local area should be underpinned by two principles:’

1. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: for services to be effective each professional and organisation should play their full part; and

2. A child-centred approach for services to be effective, they should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of children.’

We are duty bound to follow the guidance outlined in ‘Making Arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children’ (Department of education and skills 2005) and the ‘Keeping children safe in Education’ document 2022.


All staff at Penwortham have signed to say that they have received and read a copy of the document, which you can find by following the link below:

Keeping children Safe in Education 2022

Keep Children Safe in Education - community languages

All staff at Penwortham have signed up to the school’s the Safe Working Practice Agreement.

We have adopted a culture of vigilance in the school, and outlined below is a representation of the various features that create a safer environment within our organisation:

Safer recruitment

Robust Staff induction

Clear policies

Regular staff training

Strong pupil voice

Broad and balanced curriculum

Supervision of lead staff

Managing allegations



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Features of a safer and open culture


Taking concerns seriously:

Setting acceptable standards of behaviour

Why setting standards of behaviour are important:

A Code of Conduct:


Induction, probationary periods and supervision and management