Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School & Nursery

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Safeguarding, Child Protection and Online Safety

Sacred Heart RC Primary School & Nursery fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection.  It aims to ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of all children is of the highest priority in all aspects of the School’s work.  In addition, it aims to maintain an ethos whereby staff, pupils, parents and governors feel able to articulate concerns comfortably, safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken as appropriate.

This Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of the School and it is expected that everyone working in or for our School shares the responsibility to keep children safe from harm and abuse and reports any concerns to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Headteacher is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection. 

If you have any concerns about a child/family of our school please feel free to see the Headteacher or another member of our safeguarding team at any time. 

Our Deputy Designated Senior Leads are Mrs W Whitaker and Mrs S Hands.

Our Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor is Mrs D Kenyon.

All staff undertake safeguarding/child protection training on a regular basis.




We ALL work together to ensure every child at our school is safe and protected form harm. If you have a concern, please speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

 Sacred Heart RC Primary and Nursery School SAFEGUARDING POLICY 2020-2021.pdfDownload
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Operation Encompass

In conjunction with Lancashire Police, Sacred Heart RC Primary School & Nursery is involved in a national initiative called “Operation Encompass”.  The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.

Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared.  Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to help and support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

This is a valuable initiative that means we can help and support students and their families within our school when they need us most.

You can find out more information by visiting the Operation Encompass website (click the link below) or by contacting a member of the DSL team in school.

Help and Advice for Parents/ Carers

As parents/carers, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. We're here to help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe. Here is advice and resources for helping parents to keep their children safe, advice for parents on keeping children safe out of school, at home and online, when using the internet, social networking websites and playing online games, help and advice for creating a safe and nurturing environment for your children.

For guidance, further details can be found from:

Ways to Contact the NSPCC

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Text: 88858