Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of pupils is embedded throughout the practice of all staff at Yeading Junior School. To ensure the consistency and continuity of safe practice, all staff receive annual Child Protection training. Members of Staff also receive updates throughout the year at staff meetings, and have access to the online CP training.
All visitors to the school that have contact with children will receive a safeguarding talk before they can initiate any practice. The visitor will need to agree to the safeguarding statements by signing the document which remains on their file.
Yeading Junior School participated in the annual Safeguarding audit with the Local Authority, and a representative for the school also attends termly Safeguarding Cluster meetings. We have also invited the NSPCC to school to deliver workshops and an assembly to the children in years 5 and 6 around keeping themselves safe. The NSPCC programme is delivered annually with the parents consent to participate.
Please see our Safeguarding Policy for further details.
Yeading Junior school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Metropolitan Police Service. This project is known as Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is the notification to schools that a child (under 18) has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident. This will ordinarily be done by the start of the next school day.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a specially trained member of the school staff, known as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), is informed. The DSL can then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to ensure the wellbeing of the child.
The school may be able to make provisions or adjustments to assist the child and their family.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.