Safeguarding

 

The safety and welfare of our pupils is our first priority at Alkrington Primary School.

Staff receive regular and relevant training to ensure that they recognise and understand how to respond to safeguarding concerns when they are raised or when we become aware of them. You can access the relevant school policies on this website, look in: Key Information/Policies and Statutory Information.

The school Safeguarding Team is made up of senior staff members and parents and carers are welcome to discuss matters with them, if they wish.  See the poster below with details of the team.

 

WHAT DOES OPERATION ENCOMPASS DELIVER?

 

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school's trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

For more details click on the link below:

https://www.operationencompass.org/

 

Safe After School Campaign

The Safe After School campaign is a new campaign launched by Rochdale to support parents with advice and guidance on out of school activities.

Clubs, classes and tutorial sessions offer great ways for children and young people to develop their skills and confidence as well as having fun, but it comes as quite a shock to many parents that where they send their child to, may actually not be regulated.  Even people who have committed criminal offences can legally continue to work in roles like children's entertainer or private tutor.

There have been many instances, nationally as well as locally, about inappropriate behaviour and abuse perpetrated by adults in a position of trust at an after school activity. 

RMBC have launched the Safe After School campaign to help parents and carers make sure that their children will be happy and protected in after school and extra-curricular activities.

If you have any concerns:

  • For more information on the Safe After School campaign please visits www.rbscb.org (external link)
  • If you have a concern about a provider then please report it to: lado@rochdale.gov.uk, or if a child is in immediate danger – dial 999

 

Alkrington Primary Safeguarding Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:Mr A Nott

Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Mr T Barnes and Mrs D Hill

Link Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection: Mr I Chadwick

 

The school also receives support for pupils with medical needs from the NHS Pennine Care school nurse service.  The telephone number for the school nurse service is 0161 716 5990