Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
Our school is a community and all those directly connected with it – staff members, volunteers, governors, parents, families and pupils; have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.
The local governing body will ensure that Heron Cross Primary School has arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils and will work together with other agencies to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.
All staff receive statutory training on Child Protection and Prevent.
DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEADS: (DSGL)
Dorrie Shenton - headteacher
Sally Sanders - deputy headteacher
Vicki Boon - SENCo
Heron Cross Primary School has been asked to share the following information, as we will be taking part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Staffordshire Police.
The project is called Operation Encompass. It reports to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible for all those involved.
Further information can be found here: www.operationencompass.org
- a concern is raised
- Cause for Concern file is completed and passed onto DSGL
- DSGL determines if child need monitoring, to speak to parents / carers, or refer to Social Care
* monitoring of the child to be carried out by a memebr of staff
* depending on the concern, parents/carers will be contacted to discuss the concern
* more serious concerns are referred to Social Care
Policies relating to Safeguarding can be found under SCHOOL and POLICIES