Keeping children safe is everyones business

Highcliffe Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. 

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures aim to provide all members of staff, volunteers, children and their families with a clear and secure framework for ensuring that all children in the school are protected from harm, both while at school and when off the school’s premises.

Practitioners who work with children in this school will have a full safeguarding induction delivered by the Head of School prior to having any form of contact with the children.

Operation Encompass

All Leicester City and Leicestershire County schools are part of Operation Encompass which is a safeguarding initiative aimed at improving outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Operation Encompass is a protocol whereby schools are formally notified of any reported incident of domestic violence at an address at which children are present or normally resident. It is run in partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and with Leicestershire Police.

All public agencies currently share information where there are safeguarding concerns or risk of harm to children and the Police now share information about all incidents of domestic abuse through Operation Encompass.

To further support the welfare of children, when any domestic abuse incident has been reported to the Police during the school term and one of our pupils was in the household, the information is shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This system has been introduced because domestic abuse in a household can have a huge impact on children, even if they do not see what is happening.

This information will be used to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support to pupils. The information will remain confidential and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis. For example, with the class teacher. It will not be shared with children.

Safeguarding: Out Of Hours Support

Should you require any advice or support with safeguarding, please refer to the following contacts:

Leicestershire County CouncilFirst Response If you have significant concerns about a child’s safety 0116 305 0005
Leicester City Council 0116 454 1004

18 or Under?

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.

0800 1111

Contact the NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

[email protected]
0808 800 5000
The Samaritans Confidential emotional support 116123
Kooth A provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults Website
FRANK Confidential drugs information and advice 0300 123 6600
CAMHS Family Therapy Team  A new service that has been set up for families across Leicester and Leicestershire.  Families can ring and self refer for support. 0116 2952909