The safety of our pupils is paramount. Safeguarding activity is universal and based on the prevention of harm and the promotion of well-being of all children.
All school staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can develop.
All school staff have a responsibility to identify children who may be in need of extra help or who are suffering, or are possibly at risk of suffering , significant harm.
As a relevant agency, the school has a statutory duty to work in line with the local safeguarding arrangements published by the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership, ERSCP, which includes Health, Police and Social Care.
The school also follows statutory national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2019)
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In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we have made available the below documents to give you further advice and information.
We teach the children in an age appropriate way how to keep themselves safe in a range of situations including on the road, on the internet and with regard to a variety of potentially dangerous situations and substances.
We work with colleagues in the emergency services and other organisations to offer children a real insight into hazards they may face out of school.
We undertake regular checks on the security and safety of the school grounds and buildings to ensure our pupils are able to learn in a protected environment. Mrs Booth (the Headteacher), and Mrs McClarron (Deputy Headteacher) are the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) for the school and all staff are trained in relevant Safeguarding procedures.
If we have any concerns about a child we will share them with the appropriate authorities, in accordance with the Child Protection Policy, a copy of which is available from the office or on our website.
Below are a number of contact details and links for your information:
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.
Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHaSH)
During office hours (Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4.30pm), you can contact EHaSH on:
Outside of office hours, please contact the emergency duty team:
Family Information Services Hub (FISH)
Free, impartial service for children, young people, parents/carers & the people who support them.