Child Protection & Safeguarding
Staff and governors at Upton Hall School are thoroughly committed to promoting the safety and welfare of all pupils. Please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, which can be viewed by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
Key Contacts: -
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs N Griffiths (Assistant Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads Mr P McAleese (Deputy Headteacher) & Mrs A Gaunt (Headteacher)
Link Governor for Safeguarding
Mrs K Green (Chair of Governors)
Safeguarding is the procedures that are followed to keep pupils safe, and promote positive well-being. This includes: -
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
- Child protection
- Supporting vulnerable children
- Safe care, at home, in school and in the community
- Safer Recruitment
- Safer Perimeter
- Community issues
- Online safety
- Partnership working
- Transition Planning
Child protection is one aspect of safeguarding, and describes the actions taken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
The WSCP is a statutory agency established by the Children and Social Work Act (2017). It is a multi-agency partnership of organisations who agree how to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The WSCP is led by the three statutory safeguarding partners of the Local Authority, Merseyside Police and Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.
The DSL works closely with the WSCP to ensure that swift and appropriate action is taken in order to keep pupils safe from harm. Upton Hall School has a legal duty to report any concerns to Children's Services, and other agencies such as the Police where appropriate.
If you have a concern about a young person, please contact school reception (0151 677 7696) and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Please do not give any details of your concerns to the receptionist, but please make it known that you wish to raise a safeguarding concern.
If you suspect that a child is at risk of harm, abuse or neglect, you are able to report these concerns via the Wirral Integrated Front Door.
Mon - Fri, 9.00am - 5.000pm - 0151 606 2008
Outside of these hours - 0151 677 6557
Email - IFD@wirral.gov.uk
In the case of an emergency, always dial 999.
Further information for parents and carers from the WSCP can be found here.
Further information for pupils from the WSCP can be found here.
Constable Safer Schools Officer
PC Hughes joined the Metropolitan Police in 2006 and served there until transferring to Merseyside Police in 2014. He has served in a combination of uniform and detective roles during his service more recently specialising in child protection and safeguarding alongside schools. Prior to joining the police, PC Hughes studied at Loughborough and Cambridge University before recently completing a PGCTHE/FHEA alongside lecturing at Edge Hill University. He hopes to develop research involving the police and young people over the next period of his career.