Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Statement

St Wilfrid’s School recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. 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 our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities. The Child Protection and Safeguarding policy underpins and guides St Wilfrid’s school’s procedures and protocols to ensure its pupils and staff are safe.

Our DSL is Mr R Bovingdon

Email – rbovingdon@stwilfrids.devon.sch.uk

Phone – 01392 276171/07525657083

Our DDSL is Mrs H Clack

Email – hclack@stwilfrids.devon.sch.uk

Phone – 01392 276171

Proprietor – Mrs A E Macdonald-Dent

Email – sdent@stwilfrids.devon.sch.uk

Phone – 01392 276171


Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.

Once a Key Adult (DSL) has attended at an Operation Encompass briefing they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all DDSL’s.

Our Key Adults are: Mr Ross Bovingdon & Mrs Helen Clack

Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school.

The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.

The Key Adult has also led training for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification.

We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non abusing adult at risk.

The Key Adult has used the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.


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