The Safeguarding Team

Mrs Range

Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENDCo

Mrs Dingsdale

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Glynn

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Browne

Pastoral Lead

Mrs Tyrer

Pupil Mentor

Miss Brown

Pupil Mentor

Miss Byron

Pupil Mentor

Coach Adam

Pupil Mentor/ Sports Coach

At Allanson Street Primary School, our first priority is the safeguarding of our children.

We leave no stone unturned in ensuring that we create a safe and stimulating environment, one which enables our children to develop academically, grow individually and flourish collectively.

We endeavour to embed a culture of respect and tolerance throughout our school community.

On induction, our expectations are clearly set out to new members of staff with safeguarding being a key priority. Safeguarding training is undertaken by all staff bi-annually with regular reviews taking place to ensure that safeguarding remains high on everyone’s agenda.

We ensure that all policies and procedures relating to the safeguarding of children are clear, updated annually and shared with all staff and governors to ensure the safety and protection of our children in all aspects of their school life.

Throughout our curriculum we teach our children how to keep themselves healthy and safe both in and out of our school.

To ensure a positive culture of safeguarding is in place and working well to keep all children safe, we audit, and improve where necessary, our safeguarding practises regularly.


Our expectations of the children’s behaviour are very clearly set out in our Relationships and Behaviour Policy. Through taught sessions, assemblies and relevant teachable moments, we provide children with a wide range of opportunities to discuss the behaviours which are needed to keep themselves and others safe.

Our children are taught what constitutes bullying and learn that bullying in any form is not tolerated at Allanson St Primary School. This is supported by our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, buddies and the implementation of our Anti-Bullying policies (see below for a copy of these). In addition, we expect our staff to be exemplary role models to all our children and their families.

Information Sharing

It is usual practice for staff, and any external agencies, working with your child to talk to each other about your child – this helps us to quickly recognise where support is needed and put it in place much more quickly. If you are worried about this or want to know more, please talk to us.

EHAT (Early Help Assessment Tool)

This is a tool that is used by school, working alongside families, to help identify any support needs children and their families may have. This information can also be shared with others working with your child to save you explaining things over and over again. Completing an EHAT will usually involve one or two meetings where an assessment form is filled in by a member of our pastoral team. This assesses the individual circumstances of our children and their families and helps to identify any needs, prompting a discussion about how they may be met. This process is very much about families working in partnership with school to help ensure the needs of our children are met.

Multi-Agency Working

If different agencies are working with you, it’s sometimes useful for all to meet so that a support plan for your child can be agreed. This way everyone can keep up to date, hear your views and work together better, keeping the focus on your child’s needs. Sometimes a worker will agree to co-ordinate the support for your child -this is called the ‘Lead Professional’ role and can be any professional working with you and your family.

The Prevent Strategy

What is the Prevent Strategy?

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent Strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. More importantly, we can provide a safe place for children to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves. Please click on the link below for more information-

In Every Force | In Every School | For Every Child

Our school is part of a project, which is run between Merseyside schools and Merseyside Police. The project, called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic violence incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is done through a notification to school following an incident.

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is trained to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence. In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident – both of which would make the child a victim of domestic abuse. The Key Adult at Allanson Street Primary School is Mrs Range (SENDCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead). If she receives an Encompass notification, she will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this.

Some of the time, the support a child needs is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her, making sure the child has a calm school day and ensuring there is an adult available if the child would like to talk to someone. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed. All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations – this is described in our Child Protection Policy.

The sharing of information from the Police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. The Key Adult can point families towards other people that can help. Our aim is always to support children and their families.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads; Mrs Dingsdale (Headteacher) and Mrs Glynn (Deputy Head) may also deal with any notifications we receive and support the care of our children accordingly.

If you have any questions about Operation Encompass, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Safeguarding Policy –