Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

Meet our safeguarding team:

  • Mrs M Stephenson – Acting Head of School – Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Miss A Dimmock – Senior Behaviour Lead

  • Mrs S Middleton-Wood – SENCO CLA Coordinator

  • Miss S Rose – Child Protection Coordinator

Everyone takes personal responsibility on a daily basis to ensure children are kept safe.

We do this by:

  • Meeting Health and Safety standards
  • DBS checking all staff, students, governors and volunteers
  • Keeping essential training up to date (paediatric first aid, food safety, safeguarding etc)
  • Securing our site, including data protection
  • Liaising with outside agencies – Health Visitors, Social Care, SEN Services
  • Meeting our Prevent Duty requirements

Further information:

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

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