Our Safeguarding team is highly regarded by schools due to its dedication to providing timely and effective guidance, support and training. The team all have safeguarding experience as school leaders or school-based Safeguarding Officers or through conducting inspections on behalf of Ofsted. We are here to provide sound advice to critical incidents at your setting and support you to meet your statutory responsibilities.

Phil Cooper, Senior School Improvement Officer, has worked in or with schools for over 25 years. Phil has extensive school leadership experience and worked as a Deputy Head for five years. During his career in schools he held the post of Designated Safeguarding Lead, and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) in schools within two Local Authorities. Phil has extensive safeguarding experience at both school senior leadership level and in an advisory role for the Local Authority.
Phil is ably supported by Rebecca Lawton, John Holt, Yvonne Sutton.

Universal Offer

The School Improvement Liverpool Universal Offer is available to all Liverpool maintained schools and academies and is funded by either LA core funding or the Dedicated Schools Grant. Find out more about what is included in the Safeguarding Universal Offer here.
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Service Agreements

Our Annual Safeguarding Service Agreement offers training, advice, guidance, model policies and practical support to ensure children are kept safe and schools meet their statutory responsibilities. This is available to schools outside of Liverpool local authority and independant schools and other settings that do not receive the Universal Offer.
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Our Safeguarding training courses cover a range of topics and help you to meet your statutory responsibilities. 
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Safeguarding Audit/Health Check

We offer a comprehensive one day review which focusses on examining the school’s evidence of how it meets the key statutory requirements in Keeping Children Safe in Education and also Ofsted expectations. Learn more here.

Safeguarding Advice & Support

In times of crisis or when you require advice about a safeguarding matter, you can seek support from one of our School Improvement Officers. 
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Bespoke Services & CPD Opportunities

Our Safeguarding Team offer a range of bespoke services and additional professional development opportunities. Learn more here.


Find useful information about our safeguarding resources here

Online Safety

Find out more about how to keep safe online and follow best practices.
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To find out more about our Safeguarding Team and what we offer, please email [email protected]