We ensure every child who is a registered pupil at Cawthorne’s Endowed School is safe and protected from harm. The Department for Education (DfE) ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2020), states safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
We ensure give clear direction to all stakeholder about expectations and our legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at our school.
Cawthorne’s Endowed School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children from harm and to support and promote the welfare of all children who are registered pupils at our school. This applies to all stakeholders; pupils, staff, parents, governors, volunteers and visitors.
No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
Cawthorne’s Endowed School works with Operation Encompass to work with the police to support families who have experienced domestic violence.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
If you have concerns, our school is able to help and support families and we can signpost families to access the early help they may need. You can access parenting help through your GP or Health Visitor. Lancashire County Council provide support through the Family Information Service and the Children and Wellbeing Service.
Our Designated Senior Leader for Safeguarding is Mr Patrick Corbett
Our Deputy Senior Leader for Safeguarding is Mrs Poppy Unsworth
Our nominated Governor for Child Protection is Ms Holly Longton
Operation Encompass Key Person is Mr Patrick Corbett