Safeguarding for Parents

This page on our website is designed to help parents and carers access information on a wide variety of safeguarding issues that might affect your child or a child you know. If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact Mr M Thomas or your child’s PPL using the contact details below.

Online Safety

Keeping Children Safe Online at Christmas

Talking to your child about online sexual harrassment – A guide by the Children’s Commissioner

Online Sexual Harassment – Talking to your child Top Tips

Online Grooming



NSPCC Online Safety

Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Online Safety Guidance for Parents

Think You Know Guidance for Parents

Childnet Support for Parents & Carers

10 Online Safety Tips

Operation Emcompass

In conjunction with Merseyside Police, West Derby School is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass. 

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, or heard or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.  Following such an incident, children can arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared.  Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

At West Derby School our Key Adult is Mr Thomas (Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead).

This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most.

You can find out more by visiting or by contacting our Key Adult.

There is also a wealth of information regarding support available on the Liverpool City Council website via the link below:

Click HERE to download Operation Emcompass Letter to Parents