Mrs E Thomas
Family Support Adviser and member of the safeguarding team
"We have a commitment to safeguard our children".
We all have a responsibility to act if we are worried about a child. All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstance.
"Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility."
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Mrs S Robinson
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is - Mrs H Goodearl (Lee)
The name of the Designated Teacher for Children in Care is: Mrs H Goodearl (Lee)
The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Prevent agenda and the CSE Lead is: Mrs S Robinson
The Aspire Trustee with Safeguarding responsibility: Mrs A Corbett
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below and on the Policies page.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools by the police, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident, and the police have been called.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as the 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 been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
All members of the safeguarding team are trained to respond appropriately to OE calls.
Miss H Lee
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and designated teacher for child in care