Safeguarding & Wellbeing
Safeguarding is an umbrella term and covers many more aspects than just child protection.
Child Protection is protecting children from identified risks – originally focused on abuse at home now a wider concept to include bullying, abuse through new technologies etc
Safeguarding extends child protection to include preventing harm and promoting the well being of children.
Protecting children from maltreatment
Preventing impairment of a child’s health or development
Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provisions of safe and effective care
Create opportunities to enable children to have optimum life chances in adulthood.
(2004 Children’s Act)
Real Love Rocks - Barnardo's
A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition or an addiction. If you are a young carer you probably look after one of your parents or care for a brother or sister.
If you are a young carer or know somebody who is a young carer, there is lots of help and support you can access. To learn more or if you have any concerns ask to speak to our Young Carer Champion (Mrs Edwards) or contact one of the organisations below who will be happy to help.
Barnados’s (Liverpool) 0151 228 4455
PSS Person Shaped Support (Sefton) 0151 702 5502
Youth Mutual (Knowsley) 0151 443 5323
In conjunction with Merseyside Police, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School is involved in an initiative called ‘Operation Encompass’. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
At Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School our Key Adults are Mrs J Griffin (Assistant Head Teacher) and Mrs E Crist (SENCO)
This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most.
You can find our more by visiting www.operationencompass.org or by contacting our Key Adults.
Some of our year 5 and year 6 children spent a day with MYA (Merseyside Youth Association) receiving peer mediation training. The idea was that we would have a group of children who could support their peers during lunchtime if they were feeling worried or anxious about anything. The children come up with the name ROCKET for the group which stands for:
R - Resilience
O - Open
C - Caring
K - Kind
E - Empathy
T - Togetherness
The children will be wearing blue hoodies so they stand out during playtime and are easy to identify.