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Carleton House Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, parents and visitors to share this commitment.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (DFE 2023)

Key Safeguarding Staff

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Sandy Coleman


Mr Craig Griffies

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Charlotte Holguin


Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act, without delay, to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.


Our Safeguarding Pledge

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse.

As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Safeguarding Resource Hub

The below link will take you to a free online directory with links to hunderds of key national resources.

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Online Safety Support Guide for Parents

In Carleton House take safeguarding very seriously. We aim to raise awareness and support our children and families in making informed decisions.

The link below will take you to a support guide with various documents and information which will hopefully provide useful information for parents in how to help keep your child safe online.

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Digital Parenting Guide

As parents, we rely on our mobiles and devices at work, and in our own social lives — and yet we often feel on the backfoot when it
comes to managing our children’s digital lives. It can be difficult to keep up with how kids are using the latest apps and devices, or
to know what sorts of things they’re seeing and doing online.

We hope the below guide will help and support you to feel more confident in safeguarding your child in this digital age.

Digital Parenting Guide

Qwell - Free Adult Mental Health Support

Qwell is commissioned in Liverpool by Public Health and is here to support adults in Liverpool by providing a space to access professional support without long waiting lists or thresholds.

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