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Safeguarding

Elmridge Primary School and Bright Futures recognises their moral and statutory responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. At Elmridge, we endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow agreed procedures to ensure that pupils receive effective support and protection. We recognise that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. Induction and refresher training for all staff, local governors and trustees is a requirement.  We provide information regarding early help to families in need of support and work closely with partner agencies, such as the police and children’s services.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rebecca Bolton – Head of School rbolton@eps.bright-futures.co.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Zoe Pilkington – Deputy Head – zpilkington@eps.bright-futures.co.uk

Joanne Bryden – Acting Assistant Head – jbryden@eps.bright-futures.co.uk

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of a project, which is run between 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.

CPOMS

All staff use CPOMS to report safeguarding concerns. It provides a safe and secure platform for sharing and storing information.

Useful Contacts

  • CHILDLINE: 0800 1111  free confidential helpline for children and young adults
  • NSPCC: 0800 800 5000  free 24 hour national helpline for information and confidential advice about all types of problems
  • Barnados: 020 8550 8822 works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people
  • Kidscape: 020 8830 3300 – produces leaflets and booklets on bullying and runs a helpline
  • LGBT Foundation: 0345 330 30 30  runs a helpline to support people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender
  • National Domestic Violence: 0808 200 0247 Free 24 hour helpline. Gives information on housing, welfare, health and legal rights, refers women and children to refuges, makes referrals to temporary emergency accommodation and helps to get support from the police
  • Stonewall: helpline 0800 050 2020 working for equality for LGBT people
  • ThinkuKnow: A CEOP programme that helps with online safety thinkuknow.co.uk
  • UK Safer Internet Centre: 0844 381 4772 e-safety helpline for professionals working with children
  • Young Minds: helpline: 0808 802 5544 support for people with concerns about the mental health of a young person
Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
Elmridge Primary School
Wilton Drive, Hale Barns
Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 0JF
Ofsted Good CEOP