The Designated Safeguarding
Mrs Clark (Deputy Headteacher).
The Deputy Safeguarding
Mr Beaty (Headteacher) and Mr Bonsall (SLT).
Aldwyn Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil, both inside and outside the school premises. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to feel safe at all times.
Our school has rigorous policies and procedures in place to safeguard children and all staff have had relevant training in child protection, with specialist training undertaken by the safeguarding leads.
If staff have any concerns about a child, then we follow the procedures outlined in our policy, which may include the involvement of other professionals. It may be helpful to know that the law places a duty on school staff to report any obvious signs or suspected cases of child abuse – which include non-accidental injury, neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. The procedures are intended to protect children at risk and all schools and academies nationally are expected to take the attitude that where there are grounds for concern, these must be explored. This may mean that staff risk upsetting some parents/carers by reporting a case which, on investigation, proves unfounded. However, it is hoped that parents and carers would accept that staff will always act in whatever way they believe to be best for a child.
Aldwyn Primary School is proud to be part of a joint project between local schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass. It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed. This allows the school to support the children.
Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject to, or witness, police attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the effects of domestic abuse.
Our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed in the Policies and Documents section of our school website.