Mrs Nicola Sherry, Mrs Sara Taylor and Mrs Dawn McKenna are the designated personnel for Safeguarding and Child Protection. They receive regular appropriate training and support for their roles. Mrs Hazel Sumner is the nominated governor responsible for Safeguarding and Online Safety
Cuerden Church School is committed to :
* Supporting all learners with their pastoral needs and in accordance with any agreed plans.
* Maintaining a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
* Ensuring the practice of safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
* Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
* Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse. (see School Safeguarding Procedures)
School regularly liaises with other agencies that support children and their families such as Children’s Social Care, Child and Adult Mental Health Service (CAMHS), the Schools’ Nursing Team, the Early Intervention Team, The Inclusion and Disability Service and Educational Psychology Service.
The purpose of 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.
The Key Adults in school are Mrs Sherry, Mrs Taylor and Mrs McKenna. For more information, please follow the link: https://www.operationencompass.org/