De La Salle School’s safeguarding arrangements are inspected by Ofsted under the judgements for behaviour and safety, and leadership and management.

Our core safeguarding principles are:

  • The school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance
  • Safer children make more successful learners
  • Representatives of the whole‐school community of pupils, parents, staff and governors will be involved in policy development and review
  • Policies will be reviewed at least annually unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review

Child Protection Statement

At De La Salle School we 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 designated senior person (DSP) for child protection is Mrs Anna De'Ath.

The deputy designated senior person is Mr Paul Ross.


If you have any safeguarding concerns please let us know via the dedicated e-mail address

Health Advice

NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and St Helens Borough Council have jointly developed a mobile app and website which provide information about a range of health conditions as well as advice on health related and social issues which affect young people, such as bullying and sexual exploitation.

The website and phone app are completely free to use and download, and have been developed alongside young people in the borough.

The St Helens teenage phone app is available for free on Google Play and the Apple Store – just search for St Helens health advice for young people.

You can log on to the website at:

Useful Documents

School Policies

Child Protection, Prevent and Safeguarding Policy


Local and Central Government Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Run, Hide, Tell

7 Minute Briefings from St Helens LCSB


Advice on Apps and Social Media

Merseyside Police Apps Warnings

CSE Social Media Library


Useful Contacts and Sources of Help

Useful Contacts for Pupils and Parents

Guidance and Sources of Help from St Helens LCSB


Reference Documents

Summary of Safeguarding Issues