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Sir John Heron Primary School

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Safeguarding

The Safeguarding of our School Community is of the utmost importance. Please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Child protection is about keeping children and young people safe from physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. The schools, early years settings and childminders in Manor Park all work closely together to make sure that all the children and young people in our neighbourhood are kept safe, well and thrive.

 

We understand that all families go through ups and downs. We are here to offer help, support and guidance if things get difficult. Timely support can often stop a small problem from becoming a big issue that might negatively impact on your child.

 

We all work together to protect children and young people from:

• physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.

• extremism of any kind

• the harm caused by domestic violence

 

We are committed to stopping the illegal practices of Female Genital Mutilation (“female circumcision” or “cutting”) and of forced marriage.

 

You need to be aware that it is a statutory requirement for all schools, early years settings and childminders to pass on information to Children’s Social Care if they are concerned about a child’s welfare or safety. We will usually discuss these concerns with parents first and request consent before contacting Children’s Social Care, unless a child is at risk of immediate harm.

 

If you are ever worried about a child, then please talk to the Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mr Howell and Mrs Patel, or phone Newham’s safeguarding team on 020 3373 4600. If a child is in immediate danger you should phone the police on 999.

 

Our staff, and those working in school on a voluntary basis, are recruited in line with Safer Recruitment Procedures. The school ensures that all appropriate checks are carried out on all staff and volunteers. Visitors to the school are asked to read our "Information for visitors leaflet" which outlines our Safeguarding Procedures.

The school complies with the guidance detailed within the Department for Education's Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018 document.

 

Our staff receive annual Safeguarding Training in addition to specific training, including Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Training and Prevent Duty Training.

 

Out Safeguarding Team is made up of:

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Our Chair of Governors and Governor Safeguard Link is Mrs Sonia Tuttiett - Mrs Tuttiett can be contacted via the school office

Ms V Broughton - Headteacher

Mr W Wathen-Howell - Deputy Headteacher

Mrs F Patel - Safeguarding and Outreach Manager

 

 

Any Safeguarding concerns should be reported to a member of the Safeguarding Team immediately.

 

If you have a safeguarding concern about a member of staff, this must be reported to the Head Teacher, Ms Broughton.

 

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of the Operation Encompass project which runs jointly between school and Newham Borough Metropolitan Police.

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who are exposed to domestic abuse.

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Operation Encompass is the process of the police reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to the Designated Safeguarding Lead to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

For more information, please visit the Operation Encompass website: http://www.operationencompass.org/

Safeguarding Resources

The following safeguarding resources may be of interest:

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