Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available for parents to view in the policy section of our website by following the link here.

The safety and wellbeing of all children and young people is of paramount importance. Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures and additional policies are put into place:

  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Equality Policy
  • First Aid and Medicines Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safer Recruiting Policy

The Governing Board keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Head Teacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of her report to Governors. The Governing Board appoints a named Governor for Child Protection.

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.

Should you have any concerns about a child you can use any of the contacts below :

Designated Safeguarding Officers                                   

Headteacher

Mrs Debra Eaton: head@uphollandcrawfordvillage.lancs.sch.uk

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Debra Eaton: head@uphollandcrawfordvillage.lancs.sch.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Emma Crompton: e.crompton@uphollandcrawfordvillage.lancs.sch.uk

Designated Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Mr Martin Wilson: meh.wilson@uphollandcrawfordvillage.lancs.sch.uk

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Tim Booth / Shane Penn / Donna Green - 01772 536694

LADO.admin@lancashire.gov.uk

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of a project, which is run between Lancashire Local Authority, schools and Lancashire Constabulary. 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 Adult at Crawford Village Primary School is Debra Eaton.

If she receives an Encompass notification she 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.

GET HELP AND ADVICE ON A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and any young person up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything, no problem is too big or too small.

CALL FREE ON 0800 1111

ChildLine

Crawford Village Primary School

Crawford Village Primary School Crawford Road
Crawford
Up Holland
Lancashire
WN8 9QP

Mrs S Roberts - Bursar | Mrs D Eaton - Headteacher

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