Child Protection and Safeguarding

We follow rigorous guidelines and procedures to ensure the safety of all children (Health & Safety, Child Protection and Risk Assessment). All staff have an up to date and enhanced DBS check. All visitors are required to prove their identity and are accompanied during their visit. Cimone Brown (Head of School) is the designated teacher for Child Protection and maintains an up-to-date knowledge of legislation and child protection procedures. All staff are given training to raise awareness of safeguarding issues. The school is on a safe site, with restricted access via a buzzer system that is operated by the office staff.

Should anyone have concerns over a child’s safety, it is their responsibility to inform the designated teacher immediately. All concerns are taken seriously and confidentially on a need to know basis.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Avanti Meadows Primary School is Mrs Cimone Brown

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead At Avanti Meadows is Mrs Deborah Walters

The Designated Teacher for Looked After children at Avanti Meadows Primary School is Mrs Cimone Brown

Encompass

Operation Encompass is a scheme by which police inform the child’s school soon after a domestic abuse incident has occurred within the family. Children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when this is the case and the information received will be used to make sure the right support is available for children and their families. This will ordinarily be done by the start of the next school day.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a specially trained member of the school staff, known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), is informed. The DSL can then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to ensure the wellbeing of the child.

The school will be able to make provisions or adjustments to assist for any difficulties experienced by the child or the families involved.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this scheme is extremely beneficial for all those involved.