Safeguarding and Welfare
The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss J Lewis
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss R Brotherton, Mrs C Rowbotham, Ms S Navin, Mr T Silver and Ms K Mehaffy
Park View Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We have a statutory duty to act when we are concerned about a child's welfare or safety. Parents/carers can access more information about this below in our handbook for parents/carers.
We adhere to the latest government version of Keeping Children Safe in Education and follow Manchester Children's Services (MCS) procedures when dealing with safeguarding issues. This means that we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s safety or welfare. We will ensure that concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have been advised by MCS not to do so or if we have reason to believe that sharing information with parents/carers first could put a child at further risk.
Our full safeguarding policy can be found below.
Links to Useful Websites
NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
NSPCC has been commissioned to run a helpline for children and young people who are victims of sexual abuse, adult victims, parents and carers of victims and professionals working with children and young people. It is to report or share incidents which have happened both in and outside of educational settings. The number is 0800 136 663.
CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers.
Keeping children safe is a high priority at Park View. Our safeguarding policies and procedures are shaped by legislation and government guidelines with the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education publication as the key document. Please click below to view these policies
Behaviour, anti-bullying and e-safety are all key safeguarding areas.
Please click below to view these policies.
All staff are responsible for safeguarding all children and all staff are required to log and share any safeguarding concerns with our safeguarding leader/designated person for child protection Miss Lewis or with other agencies within the Local Authority. The handbook below, written for parents/carers explains this process.
Parents will be aware that there are some risks to a child's safety when using the internet. School monitors the content of what children access via the internet in school. In school children do not have access to contacting others using school equipment. As social media is accessible in most modern homes, it is important that parents and carers are vigilant and monitor what children access on the internet. Ensuring that children do not make contact with strangers on line is key to keeping your children safe.