Our school is part of a project, which is run between Salford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. 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.
At Moorfield Primary School we have three Key Adults. They are:
David Nightingale (Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead)
Kathryn Mitchell (Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Donna Coleman (Children & Families Officer & Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
If the school receives an Encompass notification we 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 Adults 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 Adults know that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adults. The Key Adults can point you towards other people that can help.
Our aim is to support children and their families.
Key Contacts For Safeguarding Children
Designated Safeguarding Person/Lead – Mr Nightingale Tel: 0161 775 4772
Designated Looked After Children Person/Lead – David Nightingale Tel: 0161 775 4772
Named Governor for Child Protection : – Shelly Gartside c/o Moorfield Primary School /Tel: 0161 775 4772
The Bridge Partnership for child protection referrals – tel: 0161 603 4500 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
GMP Public Protection Investigation Unit (PPIU) – for referrals/consultation about crime-related safeguarding concerns – tel: 0161 856 5171 or e mail email@example.com
Managing allegations against an employee (or volunteer) – Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) tel: 0161 603 4350 / 4445