Safeguarding and Child Protection are everyone's responsibility. Mrs Unsworth, Mrs Cartwright and Miss Fisher are the Designated Safeguarding Leads in the school. They are the assigned members of staff for safeguarding.
Mrs Faulkner, Mrs Dougill, Miss Edge, Miss Antrobus and Miss Greaves are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads for Mesne Lea Primary School.
Child protection is central and vital to everything that we do here at Mesne Lea Primary School. Here are some links to our key policies and resources that we use to keep all members of school aware of how to keep children safe.
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This is called Operation Encompass.
This means that if police are called out to a domestic abuse incident the school will be notified so that they can care for your child’s needs the following day. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.
A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Mesne Lea Primary School our Key Adults are: Mrs Unsworth, Mrs Cartwright, Miss Fisher, Miss Edge, Mrs Dougill, Mrs Faulkner, Miss Greaves and Miss Antrobus.
We will be able to use information that has been shared with us, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned.
More information can be found online: https://www.operationencompass.org/