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At St Mary's Catholic Primary School we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff, volunteers and governors and are consistent with those of Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). 


Designated Safeguarding Leads


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are Mrs Scott and Mrs Hooper

Our governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs L. Bovill & Ms G. Shiels




Sefton Children and Young People

To visit the Sefton Children and Young People page click the button.  Children's Services aims to provide services to promote and safeguard the welfare of children. 


 “Child Sexual Exploitation - raising awareness with parents


Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and the Virtual College have teamed up to provide a short, free online course entitled ‘Keep Them Safe: Protecting Children from CSE’ designed to equip parents and carers with the knowledge to protect children against sexual exploitation. 


Details are available via the following link:


In order to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation issues with Sefton parents, elected members have written to all schools to promote the Child Sexual Exploitation e-learning tool.





Thornton Family Well-being Centre 01519344991

Waterloo Family Well-being Centre 01519286539

Litherland Family Well-being Centre 01512886661 

Netherton Family Well-being Centre 01512821405


Sefton Camhs 01512824527

NSPCC 08088005000

Samaritans 116 or 123

Merseyside Police 01517096010

Childline 08001111

Schools Health Team 01512476354