Safeguarding

 

Maricourt Catholic High School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection.

"Maricourt seeks to provide and sustain a living Catholic community which is rooted in Christian values and where growth and knowledge, respect, love and fellowship are shared by all."

The Governors and staff of Maricourt 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 arrangements for safeguarding are effective.There is a strong culture of safeguarding at the school.Leaders are quick to identify when pupils need additional help or are at risk of harm. Staff work well with a range of other agencies to provide support for pupils and their families". Ofsted 2022

The school has a series of policy and procedures which forms its integrated safeguarding portfolio. The links for the Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our Safeguarding Principles at Maricourt are as follows:
  • The welfare of the child is paramount
  • All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
  • All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm
  • Pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support
Key personnel

The designated senior staff for child protection are:

 

 

Mr David Friend, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Contact details: email: friendd@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366

Mr Ian Daly, Designated Safeguarding LeadContact details: email: dalyI@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366

Mrs Danielle Lawler, Designated Safeguarding LeadContact details: email: lawlerd@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366

Mr Steve Naughton, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Contact details: email: naughtons@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366

Mr Michael Kirby, Associate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Contact details: email: Kirbym@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366

Mrs Alison Turner, Associate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Contact details: email: Turnera@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366

Miss Natalie O'Rourke Associate Designated Safeguarding LeadContact details: email: Orourken@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366

Miss Liz Orr Associate Designated Safeguarding LeadContact details: email: Orrl@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366

The nominated child protection governor is Mrs Judith Reese
Contact details (Clerk to governors Mrs Melanie Pritchard: email: pritchardm@maricourt.net tel: 0151 330 3366 ex 101)

 

The Headteacher is Mr Joseph Mangan
Contact details: email: head.maricourthigh@schools.sefton.gov.uk tel: 0151 330 3366 ex 184

 

As part of Maricourt's commitment to pupil safety, the following websites are available:

 

Covid 19 amended Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

School Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

School Visitors Policy

Keeping Children and Young People Safe against Radicalisation and Extremism

Supplementary Provision Partners

Sefton Mental Health

Sefton Mental Health Team have produced a Children and Young Peoples Emotional and Well-being Toolkit.Here you will find support services by category, online, via telephone and those available in your local area. 

Click here to download Sefton's Children and Young Peoples Emotional and Well-being Toolkit.