At Wisborough Green, teachers and all other school staff play a very important role in pupil safety and child protection. Our approach includes a clear safeguarding ethos, a policy that sets out clear expectations and processes, and high-quality training that ensures staff know what to do and do it consistently across the school.
The school will discuss any concerns about child welfare with parents before contacting agencies, unless it has reason to believe that doing so would threaten the child's wellbeing.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
The West Sussex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 01403 229900 or out of hours on 0330 222 6664, email MASH@westsussex.gcsx.gov.uk
“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.” Department for Education, Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2018.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the office immediately and ask to speak to one of our trained Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the 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 a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
Wisborough Green Primary School is engaged with this scheme.
“For schools to be able to effectively play their part in supporting children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence early information is essential. This simple but invaluable sharing of information will help schools prepare for the needs and potential behaviours of a child immediately following an incident. Schools already work closely with police and social services but early notification can only strengthen that relationship improving the overall support to the child.”
Paul Whiteman, General Secretary of the NAHT
“… actually Operation Encompass is doing exactly the right thing”
Bradley Simmons, South West Regional Director, OFSTED