St Anne's Safeguarding Governor - Mrs E Lewis
Nothing is more important to us than the safety and welfare of our pupils. We take rigorous steps to ensure that children stay safe and do not come to any harm. We work closely with families and a range of professional, external agencies in order to secure this.
If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs. Goodson.
What is Prevent?
Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats - e.g. international terrorism, far right extremists, etc.
The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found here.
Three Key Themes
The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes;
- Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.
- Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.
- Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities.
The Prevent Team
The Prevent Engagement Team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussion to ensure that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities. They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.
Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism.
How can you help?
It is important that we all work together, so that we can protect our communities. There are many ways you can help;
- You can get in touch with your local neighbourhood or Prevent team for advice and support if you are worried about someone you know who you believe may be vulnerable to radicalisation.
- You can speak to your local officers or Prevent contact about helping run community events to bring people from different communities together.
- You can provide facilities that could help us and our partners hold community engagement events.
If you have any concerns over a child please speak to Mrs Goodson who is the designated Safeguarding Lead at St Annes. In her absence, the deputy designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs McLoughlin.
See also the information for parents on the St Anne's School Website 'e-Safety' pages, available here.
'Encomapss' - Early reporting of domestic violence to schools
St Anne's CE Primary School has opted in to Trafford's Operation Encompass. This is a scheme that provides a method of sharing information regarding domestic abuse between Greater Manchester Police, Trafford Council and schools, and enables the Designated Safeguarding Lead within the school to be provided with information, explaining that a child was present in a household at the time than an incident of domestic abuse was recorded as having taken place.
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.
The Key Adults at St Anne's CE Primary School are Mrs Goodson (Headteacher; Safeguarding Lead) and in her absence Mrs McLoughlin (Deputy Safeguarding Lead).
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.
For more information see below;
Information on Trafford's Domestic Abuse Service, including a telephone number for support, guidance and advice, is available by clicking on the image above.