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Safeguarding at Dallam

At Dallam Community Primary School our children and families are at the heart of everything we do. This means that safeguarding is everybody's business, all of the time.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We review our child protection policy and procedures frequently, or whole school staff are regularly trained in Safeguarding practices and receive half-termly updates from our Stay Safe Team on relevant topics. 

The Stay Safe Team meet fortnightly to discuss how to best support our children and families and any additional actions we can take to help. 

We have close relationships with the Early Help team based in the Children's Centre next door to school and other professionals at Social Care and in the police service. 

Meet the Stay Safe Team...

Stay Safe Team Hand

A "Helping Hand" for our children, families and community at Dallam Community Primary School.

Useful Information for Parents / Carers and Children:

The National Online Safety website has lots of courses, training and resources to help keep up to date with the different apps and games children are using and how to keep them safe while they are online. Create your free account here: https://nationalcollege.com/enrol/dallam-community-primary-school

The Families Information Services / Mylifewarrington directory is a useful starting point for many sources of information. 

The Citizens Advice Bureau can offer help and assistance on many matters including debts, family law advice and housing issues.  Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 0300 3309 091

The NSPCC is an invaluable source of information on how to keep your child safe and live a happy life free from abuse. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Educate Against the Hate is a great resource for information on counter-extremism, reporting of hate crimes and protecting you and your family against extremism and radicalisation. https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/?filter=safeguarding-advice-and-support

If you are worried about online abuse or the way that someone has been communicating with your child online you can contact CEOPS for help and advice. 

Forced marriage is illegal, it can happen in secret and it can also be planned by parents, family or religious leaders.  It may involve physical, sexual and emotional abuse. For more information and help you can contact:  www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/crime-law/forced-marriage/

Operation Encompass

Our school participates in the Police led initiative called Operation Encompass. This is a partnership between Cheshire schools and the Police, which helps schools to better support any child where a domestic incident has been reported to Police from their home. Following a domestic incident, the Police will make contact with the child’s school via telephone and secure email (usually the next day) to communicate relevant information to a nominated, fully-trained member of the school staff. This will ensure that as a school, we are made aware early enough, to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listened to. It will also provide an opportunity for the school to offer support to the whole family.

Each school has two members of staff called a ‘key adult’ who are trained to liaise with the Police when required, whilst ensuring support is available to the child.

The initiative was launched county-wide at the beginning of 2016. It is active in all Cheshire schools.  You can find out more about Operation Encompass via the following site: http://www.operationencompass.org/.  If you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Downey.

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