Queen Elizabeth School

Safeguarding

As a school we are committed to the safeguarding of all the young people in our care at all times and view this duty as our primary responsibility.

Our Safeguarding Commitment
There are four strands to our safeguarding commitment:

  1. Establishing and maintaining a secure ethos where children are able to talk and be listened to
  2. Ensuring that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty
  3. Including in the curriculum activities and opportunities to learn about being healthy and staying safe, equipping children with the skills they need to stay safe
  4. Ensuring that every effort is made to establish effective working relationships with parents and with other agencies

QES has a team of designated safeguarding leads (DSLs):

Lisa Longley

Assistant Headteacher - Trust Lead DSL

Alison Hooper

Assistant Headteacher - DSL

Cathy O’Neill

Headteacher - DSL

Hayley Gray

Assistant Headteacher - DSL

Pete Weston

SENDCo - DSL

Rebecca Chapman

Assistant Headteacher - DSL

And our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Jacqui Scott. If you have any safeguarding worries or concerns please contact one of our designated safeguarding leads.

For more information regarding our Safeguarding policies please click here

Prevent

Prevent is part of the government’s Counter Terrorism strategy called Contest. Its aim is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists or extremist causes.

Please view the Prevent strategy document for further information on how we fulfil our responsibilities.

Operation Encompass in Cumbria

Operation Encompass is a process by which “Key Adults” in schools and academies are informed that a child attending a school in Cumbria, may have been affected by domestic abuse.  This will usually mean that a child has been in the household where an incident of domestic abuse has taken place, or has been exposed to domestic abuse.

The police have received funding for 12 months to support Operation Encompass and this process is now countrywide.  In the first instance, Sandra Glassford, the Designated Officer for Operation Encompass, will attempt to contact the Key Adult via a phone call, at the earliest opportunity, after the police have shared the information securely.

This information is also passed to, shared with, and screened by a Detective Sergeant within Cumbria Police and where required a Contact is made to the Children’s Safeguarding Hub.  The sharing of information between the police and schools will allow early intervention support by the Key Adult.  This support, which may be covert or silent, will assist the child to remain in school to continue learning in a safe and secure environment.  If Sandra Glassford has not successfully spoken to a Key Adult before 11.00am she will send the information to a secure email address at the school.

On these occasions school colleagues are asked to feedback what action they have taken as a result of receiving the information.  This is requested to assist the evaluation of the project at the end of the academic year.  Police colleagues in the Domestic Abuse Section have, and will continue to be in touch with, all of the Key Adults in schools and academies across Cumbria, to confirm these secure email addresses.

Overwhelmingly the feedback from schools to date is that they feel the scheme has been beneficial to them, the children and their families, in destigmatising the issue, encouraging engagement with the school, and identifying need at an earlier stage.

For further details please contact: Sandra Glassford, Designated Operation Encompass Officer (Cumbria Constabulary)

Email: operationencompass@cumbria.pnn.police.uk

Telephone: 101 ext 44276

Website: http://www.cumbria.police.uk

Acknowledge & Close

Year 6 Open Evenings

We will be holding Open Evenings on the following dates:
  • Thursday 16th September
  • Wednesday 22nd September

For further information please click here