At Malpas Alport Pirmary School, we take the safeguarding of our all of our pupils very seriously. Our ethos promotes the wellbeing and welfare of all pupils, including their families and places Safeguarding at the heart of all that we do. Ensuring children feel safe and teaching and demonstrating appropriate and safe relationships is crucial to this ethos. We take a trauma aware approach to all our stakeholders so that we are in the best positon to support them, identify signs and symptons of abuse and neglect and improve life chances.
We have key policies to help keep our pupils to be safe and we encourage parents to read these documents. The Headteacher regularly meets with the Safeguarding Governor and the Health and Safety Governor to monitor the safety of our whole school community. We use questionnaires to gain the views of our pupils and parents throughout the year so that we can evaluate practice and continually improve.
In conjunction with Cheshire Police, Malpas Alport Primary is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included. At Malpas Alport our Key Adult is Headteacher Mrs Nic Wetton This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most. You can find our more by visiting www.operationencompass.org
Please read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures under the Policy section of our website for information on any of the following:
Domestic Abuse and Operation Encompass
Signs of Abuse in Children- Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect
Child-on-child abuse including all forms of bullying
Child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation including County Lines
FGM, Forced Marriage, Honor Based Abuse
Private Fostering Arrangements
Looked After and Previously Looked After Children (Children in Care)
Children Missing in education
If you have any worries about any of the above please contact the DSL- document below shows the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Designated Teacher (DT): Mrs N Wetton email@example.com
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs V Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
On Line Safety Lead: Mrs N Wetton email@example.com
Governor for Safeguarding: Mrs R Martin contact on firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of Governors: Mr Arwyn Jones email@example.com
Prevent: Help with radical and extreme views/ ideologies- contact DSL All staff receive annual training via www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk
If you would like to directly refer a child at risk of harm or get support for Domestic Abuse- please contact:
iART (Integrated Access and referral Team): 0300 123 7047 Emergency Duty Team: 01244 977 277
If a child or adult you know is in danger of immediate and significant harm, please contact the police:
0845 458 0000 or 101 for non emergencies
999 in case of emergency
Where to get additional help, support or advice:
Childline: 0800 1111 http://www.childline.org.uk/pages/home.aspx
Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.
Contact the NSPCC helpline:
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Further advice on child protection is available from:
Anti-Bullying Alliance: http://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
Beat Bullying: http://www.beatbullying.org/
Childnet International –making the internet a great and safe place for children. Includes resources for professionals and parents http://www.childnet.com/
Thinkuknow (includes resources for professionals and parents) https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Safer Internet Centre http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
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