Safeguarding

We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at our school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away.

Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things no matter how small.

However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of our designated safeguarding leads immediately.

These are:

  • Miss Edwards
  • Mrs Atkin
  • Mrs Bramley

Just ask any member of staff if you can talk to them or contact the school office on 01302 859116.

Meet our safeguarding team:

  • Miss Edwards
    Designated
    Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Atkin
    Deputy Designated
    Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Bramley
    Deputy Designated
    Safeguarding Lead

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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