Safeguarding & Child Protection
On-line Child Protection
Parents and children can access resources on safe use of the internet, or report on-line abuse, at the following site staffed by the Police service.
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 three staff fully trained in Child Protection: Sara Smith, Rob Giffard and Simon Green. Simon Green is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). In his absence, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Rob Giffard or the Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead, Sara Smith 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 below.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
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
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
Early Years Lead - Nursery Teacher - Senior Leadership Team
Head Teacher - Safeguarding Lead Child Protection Officer
Year 2 Teacher - Assistant Head - Deputy Safeguarding Lead