Safeguarding and Prevent

All the staff in our school are committed to safeguarding all our children and young people

We will strive to:

  • Create and maintain a safe learning environment for our children.
  • Identify where there are child welfare concerns and take action to address them, in partnership with other organisations where appropriate.
  • Develop our children’s understanding of how to keep themselves safe At Priestnall School.

Our key staff are:

MRS Joanna Windsor, Assistant Headteacher- Designated Safeguarding Lead

In her absence the role is fulfilled by:

MR C Burns, Headteacher/ MR P Stirling Assistant Head

Operation Encompass June 2019

Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.

The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.

A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Priestnall our Key Adult is Mrs J Windsor. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.

We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our students and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned children and families

If you would like further information about this initiative, please contact Mrs J Windsor on 0161 4327727.

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