Leigh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
NOTICE – CHECK – SHARE
Safeguarding children means taking action to promote the welfare of children and to protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Safeguarding includes:
● Protecting children from maltreatment;
● Preventing impairment of children’s mental health and physical health or development;
● Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
● Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
Child Protection is a term that outlines the legal process once a child has been deemed to require social care intervention.
Are you a Parent or Guardian? Protecting children is your responsibility too...
Worried about a child?
Telephone Children's Advice & Support Service (CASS) 0121 303 1888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside of normal office hours call 0121 675 4806 for the emergency duty team
In an emergency where a child's safety is at immediate risk of significant harm, contact West Midlands Police on 999
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) has launched a public awareness campaign called
‘Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s Business’. For more information click on the link below:
Safeguarding - school's duty
Please find below links to the statutory guidance from the government that schools must follow. It is available in a range of languages.
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and West Midlands Police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.