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We currently have 3 designated staff for Child Protection in school.

 

Designated Lead:  Mrs McLaughlin

 

Deputy Designated: Miss Hedley

                      Mrs Aitken

 

All staff have had the same training which is regualrly updated.

 

The named person for Looked After Children is Miss Hedley.

 

 

You can find our Child Protection Policy by following the link below.

Operation Encompass - The Next Steps

Our school, along with many others in North Tyneside, has been given the opportunity to take part in a new Home Office approved project led by Northumbria Police, Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird in partnership with Barnardo’s and Operation Encompass.

The project, named Operation Encompass the Next Steps, aims to form part of a wider strategy to break the cycle of Domestic Abuse through education and support.

 

All schools in North Tyneside are now Operation Encompass schools – schools are now notified of any incidents of Domestic Abuse attended by the police.

 

Operation Encompass the Next Steps will help all children in the Northumbria Police force area to learn about friendships, relationships, emotions and rules so that they can live and work together safely.

 

Our school will also benefit from having one of twelve School Safeguarding Liaison Officers who will:

 

  • Work with our teachers to deliver an age-appropriate session exploring aspects of Domestic Abuse/friendships /relationships/emotions 
  • Be available in school at specified times so that children and parents can talk about issues that they may have around relationships and Domestic Abuse.

 

Our designated police officer, Tim Cousins, will be on hand to offer support and advice.

 

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for children and the whole school community.

 

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for children and the whole school community.

 

OPERATION ENCOMPASS

 

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day.

 

North Tyneside Council, the police and nominated Key Adults in school will be working together to make sure that school staff are made aware of an incident early enough to support pupils in school.

 

Click on the link below to find out more about Operation Encompass.

SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

Additional Safeguarding information for parents can be found in the 'Parents' section of our website. 

This includes:

  • Keeping Children Safe Online
  • NSPCC
  • Operation Encompass

 

Please click here to be redirected to this section.

  • St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School,
  • Wallsend Road, North Shields,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE29 7BT
  • 0191 2005077
  • 0191 2005851
  • info@stjosephsrc-primary.co.uk
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