Watton-at-Stone Primary and Nursery School

Rectory Lane, Watton-At-Stone, Hertfordshire, SG14 3SG

01920 830233

admin@wattonatstone.herts.sch.uk

Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Child Protection

 

At Watton at Stone Primary and Nursery School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils and we require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 We have a duty of care to all our pupils to share any information about them which is a concern.

 We endeavour to work in an open and transparent way and, unless the welfare of a child is believed to be at risk, we would share any concerns with parents before sharing information with other professionals.

 If you have any questions about Safeguarding and Child Protection, or you have any concerns about a child, you can speak with one of our Child Protection Leads.

Operation Encompass

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 designated safeguarding person 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.

Further information can be found HERE 

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy has been updated to reflect this new procedure.  

Mrs N.Etienne

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S.Gill

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss E.Chatman

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead