SAFEGUARDING AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The governing body has a duty of care to pupils and all members of the school community. There is in place a comprehensive child protection policy which, along with a policy for Health and Safety and a Prevent strategy, is regularly reviewed by the Governing body. Our safeguarding policy can be found in the policies section of this website.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies can be found on the school website in our policies section and are also available upon request from the school office.
Our designated member of staff (DSL) for Child Protection and Safeguarding is:
Mrs Tracey Bishop, our Headteacher
You can contact her on 01403 891263 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
In her absence, Mrs Rachelle Sullivan, deputy designated member of staff can deal with any safeguarding or child protection concerns on 01403 891263.
Our governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is:
Mrs Sarah Raciti – Parent Governor.
Further information about West Sussex Safeguarding procedures are available at www.sussexchildprotection.procedures.org.uk or www.westsussexscb.org.uk
PREVENT DUTY -Working positively to protect young people from radicalisation.
You may have heard about the Prevent Duty, which aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.
In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this is extremely beneficial for all those involved.