Safeguarding and Child Protection
On-line Child Protection
Tidcombe Primary School Child Protection
If you have any concerns about any child, and feel that you need to speak to someone to discuss these concerns, then please telephone the school on 01884 252973 or come into the school office.
The school has five staff fully trained in Child Protection: Claire Goddard, Sara Smith, Jill Mallender, Kate Southcott and Simon Green is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). In his absence ANY of these staff can carry out his role.
Our school is fully compliant with KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) and the latest statutory guidance can be found:
This means that any visitors to the school will have to have background checks carried out prior to visiting OR be accompanied at all times. We can’t always guarantee that staff will be available to accompany you, so you may be turned away because of this, please contact us prior to your visit.
If you would rather speak to someone out of school, or during school holidays, then please contact:
- CYPS Child Protection Team 0844 8805838 (Monday to Friday 9a.m.-5p.m.) or
- Emergency Duty Team 0845 6000 388 (outside of normal office hours.)
- MASH 0345 155 1071
Parents who have concerns about their children may look to schools as a trusted source of advice on how to keep their children safe from these risks. In addition to material produced by local authorities and the police, such as the new “Prevent Strategies” online campaign launched by the Police (www.preventtragedies.co.uk) – there are online resources produced by civil society groups which provide valuable advice, for example ‘Families Matter’ (www.familiesmatter.org.uk) run by Families Against Stress and Trauma.
For more information please also see:
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 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 ACE’s
Safeguarding and Child Protection Staff
For professional colleagues and other outside agencies, Simon Green is the DSL however Kate Southcott is the point of contact Monday and Thursday between 9am-1pm and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-3.30pm on our office telephone number, 01884 252973.