KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
It is everybody’s responsibility to safeguard the health and welfare of all children.
All schools are required by the local Education Authority to draw up a policy on safeguarding and child protection which parents are welcome to read and discuss with us. This is also available on the school website.
We have a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for child protection, this is the Headteacher—Kay Burke. If you have any safeguarding or welfare concerns, please ask to speak to the Headteacher.
We treat all safeguarding and child protection concerns seriously and with the utmost
sensitivity. It is part of our statutory duty as well as our pastoral responsibility to ensure that all
pupils are protected from harm. Because of day to day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to see outward signs of abuse, changes in a child’s behaviour or failure to develop. Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required to report their concern to the Children’s Social Care immediately. This is the responsibility of the school's DSL.
Mobile phones must not be used by parents and carers whilst on the school premises
We have a CCTV system installed in Bradley Nursery School.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)—Headteacher Kay Burke
Deputy DSL's— Jane McWilliam, Nicola Booth, Tracy Marlow.
Pan Lancashire Operation Encompass
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident.
Operation Encompass has been created to address such situations that create a safeguarding risk to young people. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools/ colleges. The aim of sharing information with local schools/ colleges 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 a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident, by 9.00am on the next school/ college day the school’s Key Adult will be informed of the child or young person’s involvement. This knowledge, given to educational establishments through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child/ young person.
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 Bradley Nursery school our Key Adult is Kay Burke (Headteacher)
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Chair of Governors Head Teacher