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Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Need to Talk?

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy provides clear direction to staff and others about expected codes of behaviour in dealing with safeguarding and child protection issues. This policy also makes explicit the Trust’s commitment to the development of good practice and sound internal school procedures. This ensures that safeguarding and child protection concerns and referrals may be handled sensitively, professionally and in ways, which support the needs of the child. 

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy gives clear direction to all stakeholders (including pupils, staff, parents, committee members, volunteers and visitors), about our expectations and legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in our schools in line with current legislation, guidance and best practice.  

No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action 

We recognise that high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult helps all children, and especially those at risk of, or suffering from, abuse, exploitation and radicalisation. 

St Ann’s will therefore: 

a) Establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk, and are listened to. This is done through PSHE and RSE curriculum, assemblies, one-to-one and small group therapeutic support etc. 

b) Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty. Children know they can speak with any school staff about any issues they are worried about. 

c) Included in the curriculum activities and opportunities for PSHE / Citizenship and RSE Curriculum which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse and which will help children develop realistic attitudes to the responsibilities of adult life, particularly with regard to childcare and parenting skills. Throughout our curriculum we ensure our children understand how to be healthy, stay safe and feel safe and what to do when they do not, for example by the use of Well-being Ambassadors, Companions and the help box scheme within school to address concerns and access to the Need To Talk button via the school website, this ensures the children have the best opportunity for a successful life. 

d) Through PSHE, RSE, RE, SMSC and promoting British Values, the Trust provides an ongoing programme of support through the curriculum at an age appropriate level, to promote self-esteem and social inclusion, and to the address the issue of child protection in the wider context of child safety in general. 

e) Ensure that wherever possible every effort will be made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies. 

Designated Safeguarding Leads

If you have any safeguarding or health and safety concerns these should be reported to a Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Mrs Laura Rynn
Headteacher & Designated LAC        
Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Mrs Yvonne Hartley-Clegg        Deputy Headteacher    
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead




   Miss Charlotte Foster                                             Assistant Headteacher                                            Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Mrs Emma Preston                                                             Assistant Headteacher                                                           Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

          Mrs Laura Crowther                                                               Family Support Worker                                                            Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead    


Pastoral & Wellbeing 

St Ann's Church of England Primary School has a dedicated team responsible for pupil safety and wellbeing. We believe that supporting the whole child enables our pupils to achieve to their full potential.








Miss Leah Murphy: Attendance Office and Therapeutic Support Teaching Assistant.  

Emotional Well-being

Every child is important and we want them to feel safe, happy and cared for.

If your child is unhappy at school and needs someone to listen, please encourage them to speak to any adult who will inform Mrs Crowther.

If you have a worry about your child at school, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rynn or Mrs Crowther, either through the school office, telephoning 0151 426 5869 or via email for our attention at

Please click on the link below for St Helens Local Safeguarding Board

Please Click here for the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and other related Policies.

For free health and wellbeing support and advice click on the following link

#GrowYourHappy Resource

We have recently been introduced to a fantastic resource that we wanted to share with you! It is an 'Online Mental Health Toolkit' which has been designed locally following consultation between St Helens Council Youth Services and members of the St Helens Youth Council. 

#GrowYourHappy is an easy to read and fun online space which is full of fun resources, support services and mood boosting content. It even includes a feel-good playlist with lots of song recommendations which are sure to encourage some dancing!

As it is more important than ever to educate our young people about the importance of self-care, we hope that you enjoy taking some time to have a look at this very useful resource. You can find the link below:

Children and Young People's Services

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