All stakeholders at English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School take the safety, security and
well-being of all our children very seriously and it is our primary concern for all.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mrs Annalisa Howarth (Headteacher)
Our Back Up Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mr Will Bridge (Assistant Headteacher)
Mrs Yvonne Thompson (ELSA Lead (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant))
All staff are trained in Safeguarding and the best practice of it and have access to relevant documentation and publications.
If you are concerned about ANY child in ANY way in our school, your first port of contact is Mrs Howarth.
Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S responsibility.
At English Martyrs' we support and participate in Operation Encompass.
The Operation Encompass partnership scheme, is between local schools, academies, colleges, community health agencies, and Lancashire Police.
Operation Encompass was set up to provide early reporting to schools etc., about any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school hours to which a young person attending our school has been exposed, and which might then have an impact on their schooling the following day. This information will be shared throughout the year, including school holidays and the weekends.
Information will only be shared with the school by the police where it is identified that a young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
A nominated member of college staff, known as an Encompass Key Adult (at English Martyrs', this is Annalisa Howarth (HT)), has been trained to liaise with the police. She is also the school Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), She will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. The Key Adult will keep this information confidential, and will only share it on a need to know basis, for instance, to teaching staff for the child or young person. It will not be shared it with other school students.
Operation Encompass was first introduced in Plymouth in February 2011, and has proved very effective in providing appropriate and timely support to young people affected by domestic abuse. This initiative has been implemented across the whole of the Lancashire Police area. If you would like some more information about it, you can view it online at www.operationencompass.org.
We are keen to offer the best support possible for our pupils and a recent review of Operation Encompass showed that it is beneficial and supportive for all those involved.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Howarth at school for further information or use the link below by clicking on the picture.
The Byron Review - internet safety
On 6 September 2007, the Prime Minister asked Dr Tanya Byron to conduct an independent review looking at the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games.
The Review is about the needs of children and young people. It is about preserving their right to take the risks that form an inherent part of their development by enabling them to play video games and surf the net in a safe and informed way.
A review of the policy can be found here.
Remember... ALL social media sites that require and store personal information like a phone number, name, date of birth (Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram etc) have a strict over 14 years old rule.
THINK BEFORE YOU SHARE.
Before you post, message, 'Snap'....would I be happy and willing to put a poster up of this in public??? If you wouldn't...don't do it!
Below are a selection of internet safety sites. They are worth visiting to find out more about internet safety and the safe use of developing technologies.
Click a logo to find out more