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Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr John Barnes

Mr Barnes takes the lead and is responsible for all Safeguarding matters associated with our school.

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Lex Beckett and Miss Cassie Kirk

Mrs Beckett and Miss Kirk are the Deputy DSLs and support Mr Barnes in all areas fo safeguarding at our school. In Mr Barnes's absence, they step into the lead role.

Our Ethos

We believe that our educational establishment should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical, emotional and moral development of the individual child.

We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our school that will help children feel safe and respected.  We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly and to feel confident that they will be listened to.

 We recognise that all adults within the school, including permanent and temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.

           We will work with parents to build an understanding of the school’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all children, including the need for referrals to other                     agencies in some situations.

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What Is Operation Encompass?

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools and colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.

 A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Catsfield CEP our Key Adult is Mr Jervis and Mrs Briley. We will be able to use information that has been shared, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child and / or their family.

 We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

 If you have any concerns or questions then please contact Mrs Briley or Mr Jervis

Where Can I Find Out More Information?

You can learn more by going to the official website www.operationencompass.org

Reporting A Concern - Click CEOP


CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button below.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.

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