What does Safeguarding mean??

Our safeguarding policy aims to provide all members of staff, children and young people, and their families with a clear and secure framework for ensuring that all children in the school are protected from harm, both while at school and when off the schools premises. The policy sets out schools commitment to safeguarding and that it aims to create a culture of vigilance and will always work in the best interests of the child.  The safeguarding leaflet summarises key responsibilities for parents and school staff to safeguard their children.  If you have any questions then please contact Andrea Gourley our Designated Safeguarding Lead or one of our safeguarding team (Angela Whistler, Christine Wood, Lynsey Lockey, Scott Tyler, Jo Kendrick or Kathryn Beat)

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For information on e-safety please click on the link on the left.

Prevent Duty

The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. The statutory guidance on the Prevent duty summarises the requirements on schools in terms of four general themes: risk assessment, working in partnership, staff training and IT policies.

All school personnel complete training to be able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified.  Prevent duty forms part of our safeguarding duty, we aim to protect our pupils from the risk of radicalisation and promote fundamental British values.

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. Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a young person, who can often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent’s injuries or distress afterwards or be physically hurt trying to stop the abuse.

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

Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support

For further information visit their website.

County Lines

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