Safeguarding

Below is a link to a leaflet produced by the Local Safeguarding Board which details how children are kept safe in education.  The information is common to all schools but also includes the school's contacts for various areas of safeguarding children.  The leaflet is available in a variety of languages.  You can request it in a different language at the school office.

If you have a concern about bullying then the school Anti-Bullying Policy is available in the policies section of this website.  Useful information and guidance for parents about supporting their child if they are worried about bullying can be accessed by clicking here.

The Local Authority has a Family Information Service that can provide free and impartial advice to parents on many aspects of education.  The website and contact details can be accessed by clicking here.

In order to be safe it is important that children are protected from witnessing domestic abuse.  Managing situations can be difficult for parents and advice and support is available from the following link.

The Prevent duty is a programme to ensure that children are not exposed to extremism.  Advice can be accessed here if you have a concern about extremism or you can contact the school and ask to speak to Mr Tarchetti, Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.
Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school soon after they have been called to a domestic incident. 
All Key Adults (DSL/DDSL) have attended an Operation Encompass local briefing as well as national online training.
Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school. 
The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information. 
The Key Adult has also led briefings for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification. 
The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports. 
The Key Adult has used the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.