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Pupil Safeguarding Council

What is the Pupil Safeguarding Council?

The Pupil Safeguarding Council is a representative group of students from each Key Stage who have been proposed and elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues relating to safeguarding with the Senior Managers and Governors of the school. The Pupil Safeguarding Council meets once every half term and provides pupils with the opportunity to have a democratic voice.


Why is it important to have a safeguarding council?

  • It gives pupils a chance to express their views about how to keep School safe. 
  • It gives pupils an opportunity to make a difference around School.
  • Everyone has the right to feel safe and be safe.


What does the Safeguarding Council do?

  • Meets once every half term to discuss safeguarding matters in our School.
  • Comes up with ideas for how to make School safer and then decide how you are going to do it.
  • Share ideas with other adults that come into our School and our governors.
  • Talk about if it has made a positive impact e.g. Has it worked? Does School feel happier and safer?
  • Take minutes of the meetings to help pupils remember what they have discussed / done.


Meeting Dates

Topics Raised and Discussed By Pupils


Attendees - 2 pupils (KS3 & KS4) & Mr McKune

Apologies - 1 pupil (KS2) self isolating

  • What is Working Well (YJS sessions, onsite counsellor, safeguarding assemblies & awareness days)
  • What are we worried about ? (Coronavirus & mobile phones)




Contact the School

Penkford School

Wharf Road
WA12 9XZ

Main Contact: Ms A Kyle

Report an Absence: Mrs R Savage

Safeguarding: Mr D Francis or Mr J Mckune

Family Support: Mrs Y Hall

SEN Contact: Mr D Francis / Ms A Kyle

Curriculum: Mrs N Laughton

Careers: Miss F Maxwell

Tel: 01744 678745
Fax: 01744 678748

SEN Email:

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

Tel: 01744 678745 | Fax: 01744 678748 | Email:

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