Safeguarding at Springhead
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Naomi Prutton (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL): Wendy Randerson (School Business Manager)
Safeguarding Governor: Nicola Wallis
Any person employed to work with children in our school is expected to be cleared by a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).
In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we have made available the below documents to give you further advice and information.
What to do if you have a safeguarding concern about a child attending Springhead Primary School
Contact school and speak to our safeguarding officer (01482 307870)
Or if you are a young person, family member, carer, or member of the public and you want to discuss a child that you are worried about, or make a self-referral you can contact the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH) during office hours on (01482) 395500 - Choose 'Option 1' and a social worker will be able to talk through your worries with you and discuss what happens next.
Out of school hours (including during school holidays):
If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police on 999
Children's Emergency Duty Team (CEDT):
If you have a worry about a child outside of office hours, the Children’s Emergency duty Team (CEDT) operates to respond to emergency situations from 5pm until 8:30am Monday to Thursday and 4.30pm until 8:30am on a Friday and at weekends and bank holidays. CEDT responds to emergency situations that are unable to wait until the next working day.
These will relate to children’s safeguarding, potential placement, or family breakdowns and any other Children’s Services statutory work. Your call will be taken by a Lifeline operator.
The social worker will then make the decision if an intervention/additional information is needed that evening, or the situation can wait until the following morning when a children’s social work team or the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH) will follow-up with the person sharing the information the following day.
You can contact the Children’s Emergency Duty Team on:
Tel: (01482) 393939
Operation Encompass is a 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 (Naomi Prutton/Wendy Randerson) to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience. Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACEs