Safeguarding

Safeguarding

 

Safeguarding our children takes the highest priority at Staining.

Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding is protecting children from abuse and maltreatment. preventing harm to children’s
health or development and ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

Safeguarding is taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

What Does Operation Encompass Deliver?

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. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

What do I need to do to safeguard children in my care?

If you are worried about your child in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher or alternatively telephone school on 01253 882983. Staining CE School has three Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • DSL – Mrs Shoulders (Headteacher)
  • Backup DSL – Mr Twist (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Backup DSL – Dawn Hayward (Learning Mentor)

There are a few websites where parents OR CHILDREN can seek advice. The website addresses are listed below: