Mrs Brooks is the safeguarding lead for any concerns regarding safeguarding. Mrs Higgens and Miss Heyes are the deputy safeguarding leads in Mrs Brooks' absence.
While we endeavour to be a welcoming school, we ask that adults do not accompany children to their class in the morning. Messages for teachers can be given to the member of staff at the door or staff in the office. Appointments can be made for the end of the day when staff will be able to spend quality time supporting children and families. This will ensure the safety and well being of all children and also allows registration to take place promptly.
Many thanks for your continued support and understanding.
For Lancashire's safeguarding page, please click here.
The purpose of Lancashire Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children a numbers of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.
Encompass has been created to address this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9:10am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and Governors, is detailed as part of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and published on our school website.