SAFEGUARDING & WELL-BEING
Should you have any concerns around child protection or safeguarding please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Thurland) who is the designated person for child protection, safeguarding, Looked after Children and Young Carers; or the Headteacher.
Should the concern relate to the conduct of the Headteacher contact the Chair of Governors.
*See Child Protection Policy
Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a child or young person, often with them seeing and/or hearing the abuse, seeing a parent’s injuries and distress afterwards, or they can be physically hurt themselves.
Following a domestic abuse incident being reported into Durham Police, specialist staff will identify which school the child attends, make contact with the school and communicate relevant and necessary information. This will ensure that the school is made aware at the earliest possible opportunity of any incidents to enable the trained staff within the school’s known as ‘key adult’ to provide support depending on the needs and wishes of the child or young person.
The key adult in school has attended training to ensure that they have a full understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on children.
You can find out more information at www.operationencompass.org