Key Safeguarding Information
Do you have an immediate safeguarding concern?
Please contact the BCP Safeguarding team - 'Children's First Response' Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on: 01202 123334
For urgent referrals regarding Child Protection:
- IN AN EMERGENCY or if you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm call the Police on 999
For Out of Hours (after 5pm, Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays):
- Please phone 01202 738256
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2023-24
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023-24
This document is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Please access this on the link below.
Operation Encompass: Incidents of Domestic Abuse
“Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Information is shared with a school’s Key Adult (Designated Safeguarding Lead or Officer) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children are negatively impacted by experiencing domestic abuse and without early intervention and support this negative impact can last through a child’s life course. Domestic abuse can impact upon social, psychological, physical, emotional and behavioural outcomes with an often negative impact upon a child’s academic success. Experiencing domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children, to enable schools to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help schools to better understand a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Our aim is to have Operation Encompass in every force, in every school, for every child no matter where they live. It is simply every child’s right.” – Elizabeth and David Carney-Haworth. Twin Sails Infant & Nursery and Hamworthy Park Junior School are part of Operation Encompass.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000247, Poole Domestic Abuse Outreach: 01202 710777.
'County Lines'. This is a major safeguarding issue in our country and county currently. Children as young as 7 are being put in danger by criminals who are taking advantage of how innocent and inexperienced these young people are. Any child can be exploited, regardless of their background.
Please click on the link below to take you to our Safeguarding Policies
Keeping Children Safe in Education Parent Leaflet 2021
Keeping Children Safe in Education - Other languages are available upon request