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Safeguarding

At Barton Clough Primary School, the safety and wellbeing of our pupils is at the forefront of everything that we do. If you have concerns about a child who attends the school and would like to speak to someone regarding this, you can contact Mr Simon Beswick (Executive Headteacher) Mrs Bennion (Assistant Headteacher) and Miss Higgins (Assistant Headteacher) who are our safeguarding leads in school.

Alternatively, you can call Trafford Children’s First Response Team on 0161 912 5125 (during the working day) or 0161 912 2020 (if it’s an emergency at night or weekend). This Team consists of social workers, police staff and mental health professionals who will listen to any concerns you have. If you believe that a child is at risk of immediate harm, always dial 999 and ask for the police.

You can also contact the NSPCC for advice or to report a concern. Their website can be found at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ or you can call 0808 800 5000.

Encompass

Our school is part of a project, which is run between Trafford 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.

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.

The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child 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. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help.

Our aim is to support children and their families.

Further information about safeguarding procedures can be found in our school Safeguarding Policy.

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Barton Clough Primary School
Audley Avenue, Stretford
Manchester M32 9TG
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