At Heyes Lane Primary School it is integral to our mission and vision that all individuals are nurtured in order to reach their full potential within an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Central to this is that our children feel safe, supported and cared for, in their learning and relationships within and beyond the school. All staff are unrelenting in pursuit of this aim. We are proud to be a safeguarding school.
We understand that the safety and well-being of our children must be at the centre of all we do. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility at Heyes Lane Primary School. We will always work to:
· Protect children at our school from maltreatment;
· Prevent impairment of our children’s health or development;
· Ensure that children at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
· Undertake that role so as to enable children at our school to have the best outcomes.
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mrs Sally Harkin is our Designated Safeguarding lead (DSL) and Mrs Sharon Meacock is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. Both DSLs work with Trafford’s First Response team and other multi-agency professionals to ensure any concerns are reported in a timely manner and support for pupils and families can be sought as needed.
Online Referral Form – www.trafford.gov.uk/firstresponse
Telephone – 0161 912 5125
Email – FirstResponse@trafford.gov.uk
However, if you have safeguarding concerns about any child in the Trafford area anyone is able to contact Trafford First Response to share these concerns.
Additional to the above, Heyes Lane Primary School recognises the significant impact domestic violence/abuse can have on children and young people. Therefore we have signed up to Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a system which facilitates the sharing of information relating to domestic incidents where children live or frequent. See uploaded Operation Encompass doc for the Encompass process for sharing information.
Safeguarding and SEND
The school understands that children with special educational needs and disabilities can face additional safeguarding challenges.
We have additional resources to support our SEND pupils to communicate any issues or worries.
The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic have had far reaching consequences, especially on the safety and well-being of all pupils and families. We continue to be vigilant around ensuring our pupils’ our safe from harm and follow the processes in place to report concerns. See our Safeguarding Policy Amendment below for further information.
Ensuring pupils are safe online is part of our safeguarding culture. Pupils are taught about online safety through our curriculum, which helps them develop safe behaviours online and an understanding of the risks when using the internet. Our school is also a member of NOS (National Online Safety) and staff members receive regular communication about online safety and access training modules through this platform. NOS produce excellent guides for parents/carers and pupils about different aspects of online safety. See below for the most recent/relevant ones.
Please see Parent/Carer info posters about different areas of online safety.