It is every school’s statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, as outlined by the DFE in it’s publication “Keeping Children Safe in Education.” This means that a school must protect children from maltreatment, prevent impairment of children’s health or development, ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
At Chantlers Primary School we ensure that everyone who comes into contact with children and their families is clear on the role that they play in safeguarding children. Chantlers Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, staff and visitors. In addition, we promote an ethos where children and adults feel confident about sharing their concerns about their own safety or the well-being of others.
Our Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr P Barlow (Headteacher) and our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr S Lea (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs L Tracey (Pastoral Manager).
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr A Robinson, Mr D Hughes (Assistant Headteachers) and Mr M Sharp (IT Manager) E-Safety.
The purpose of Bury Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been exposed to Domestic abuse which impacts on children in a number 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 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adults 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.
At Chantlers Primary School our Key Adults are Mr Barlow and Mrs Tracey.