Safeguarding & Data Protection
At Broadheath Primary School we are committed to safeguarding all of our learners, staff and visitors. Safeguarding is a priority with arrangements in place to ensure learners feel, and are safe on school premises and during off site activities. All of our staff receive annual safeguarding training.
Safe, happy, always learning,
For everyone to see.
All valued and committed,
The best that we can be
As our School ethos verse shows safety, the learner experience and individual achievement are paramount and safeguarding initiatives are developed to impact positively upon this. The school ensures that safeguarding legislation and guidance are adhered to and taken into account when developing and revisiting policies, procedures and associated arrangements.
The school provides a safe physical environment for its learners and staff, ensuring that the premises are of a good standard. Health and Safety arrangements are in place to ensure adherence to current legislation and guidance.
Our school is part of a project, which is run between Trafford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project, called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.
The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, sometimes referred to as ‘the key adult’, is available to liaise with children’s services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence. In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident. The Key Adults at Broadheath Primary School are Mrs Lyde and Mr Donnelly
If s/he receives an Encompass notification they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.
All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations. The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult. The Key Adult can point you toward other people that can help.
Our aim is to support children and their families.
Anyone who applies for a position at Broadheath Primary will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the school’s commitment to the safeguarding of its learners and staff. The procedures include questioning at the interview stage, verification of appropriate qualification, acquiring references, necessary safety checks and then on-going monitoring procedures.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please make contact with our Designated Safeguarding Lead(s):
DSL – Mrs Kirsten Lyde (Headteacher)
Deputy DSL – Mr J Donnelly (Deputy Headteacher)
Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Jennie Beech
Deputy Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Vicky Erskine
Data Protection Officer
Lead Contact: Craig Stilwell