At Banks Road Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding all children and promoting their welfare. We are a Safe School. We expect all staff, governors, parents and carers, volunteers and visitors to share our commitment in order to maintain a vigilant and safe environment.

We believe that all children have the right to learn in a caring, supportive and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from any and all types of abuse.

As a school, we recognise that keeping our children safe is a shared responsibility.
Our staff are highly trained and are fully aware of how to keep children safe from harm.

All staff follow and implement the statutory guidance, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education‘. Staff remain vigilant at all times for any signs or indicators of any child in distress and/or who may be at risk of harm. All staff are confident in their ability to follow the school’s safeguarding procedures to keep all children safe at all times.

We adopt and embed a child-centred and coordinated approach to keeping children safe.
As a school, we implement a range of systematic child protection procedures to safeguard our children, all of which are underpinned by our school Child Protection Policy.

The school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment.
The school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to identify risky, unsafe or problematic situations, how and when to seek help, how to develop positive and healthy relationships and 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/carers of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school can in certain circumstances share information without the consent of the family and may be advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter or make enquires. 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 their family.
If you have any concerns about a child’s welfare, safety or well-being, or have a concern about the behaviour of any adult within the school towards a child, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or any member of the school’s Safeguarding Team. If you think it, report it.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr J Savage (Deputy Headteacher and SENCo)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss C Gainey (Assistant Headteacher)

Additional Safeguarding Officers: Mr J Wilson (Headteacher), Miss S Kesedzic (EYFS Lead) and Ms K Barnes (Pastoral Lead)

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs R Robinson (Chair of Governors) and Ms G Dokerty

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Banks Road
Primary School

Banks Road
Garston, Liverpool L19 8JZ

0151 427 4360

Contact Us

Nicola McGee | Office Manager

[email protected]

James Savage | SENCO

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Providing a happy, safe, secure and supportive learning environment where all children can achieve their highest potential.