Safeguarding

Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable. Proverbs 31:8

Safeguarding Team

Mrs C Cade

Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Harris

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss R Casey

Year 5 Class Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr T Wright

Learning Mentor

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Murphy

Senior Administrator

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs L Matthews

SENDCo

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Walpole

Year 2 Class Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding Policy

Please visit the Policies page for our safeguarding policy.

HFSM Safeguarding Policy COVID19 Appendix

Online Safety

Please visit our dedicated Online Safety Page for more information.

Our school uses Smoothwall and RM Safety Net as our filtering and monitoring applications. All devices in school are monitored for appropriate use using these systems.

Wellbeing

For help and support with your child’s and your own wellbeing, please visit one on the following pages:

Welfare & Wellbeing of Pupils

Welfare & Wellbeing of Parents

Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement

Our school is part of Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass is a national police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Violence and Abuse and which is in place in every police force in England and Wales.

Children were recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the 2021 Domestic Abuse Act.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information with our school about all police attended Domestic Abuse incidents which involve any of our children prior to the start of the next school day.

Once a Key Adult (DSL) and their deputies (DDSLs) have attended Operation Encompass Key Adult training they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all other school staff and Governors. All school staff and Governors can undertake the online training.

Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school and we ensure that when a new child joins our school the parents/carers are informed about Operation Encompass.

The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.

As a staff we have  discussed how we can support our children who are experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse on a day-to-day basis and particularly following the Operation Encompass notification. We have used the Operation Encompass Handbooks to inform our thinking.

We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk.

The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports.

We have  used the Operation Encompass Key Adult Responsibilities checklist to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.

When Head Teacher, DSL or DDSLs leave the school and other staff are appointed, they will ensure that all Operation Encompass log in details are shared with the new Head Teacher /Key Adults and that the new member of staff will undertake the Operation Encompass online training.