SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN, DIGITAL SAFEGUARDING AND ANTI-BULLYING INFORMATION
Our school Safeguarding, Child Protection and Prevent Policy can be found in the Policies section or using this link. Safeguarding Policy
This page will provide parents and carers with information and materials regarding bullying and e-safety to help them safeguard their children. Materials may include suitable websites, films and animation and downloadable materials.
If you are worried about a child, please speak to the Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mr Earnshaw, Mrs Rowland or Miss Taylor or alternatively contact The Bridge Partnership on 0161 603 4500 from 8.30am to 4.30pm or 0161 794 8888 outside of these hours.
Our school is part of a project, which is run between Salford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.
The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children’s services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence. In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.
The Key Adult at The Friars Primary School is Michael Earnshaw, the headteacher. In the absence of Mr Earnshaw, the deputy key adults at the school are Mrs Rowland & Miss Taylor.
If they receive an Encompass notification they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.
All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations, including The Bridge Partnership. The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help children straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult who can suggest additional routes of support if necessary.
Our aim is to support children and their families.
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Go to the following site for advice: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/