Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

At Adelaide Primary School we ensure every measure is taken to safeguard all of our children – it is our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in need or at risk and ensure their voice is heard at all times. All adults within our setting have received rigorous training around safeguarding, child protection and anti-radicalisation and are able to promote good values whilst recognising the need for critical early intervention. We aim to work together with families to create a safe and secure environment for children. We will respond promptly to suspicions of abuse by following appropriate procedures.

Meet our safeguarding team:

  • Mrs Adkinson – Head of School – Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Whitelam – Deputy Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Clark – Child Protection Coordinator

  • Mrs Horsfield – Emotional Wellbeing

What to do if you have a concern about the safety of a child

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child, please contact our Child Protection Coordinator Jo Clark (01482 223753).

During out of school hours and/or school holidays, you can report a safeguarding concern using the contact details provided by the Hull Safeguarding Childrens Board, CEOPs and the NSPCC. Please click on the links below:

What to do if you have a concern about a child

If you have any concerns or would just like to discuss an issue with a member of staff, we have 4 members of staff on our Safeguarding and Wellbeing team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Suzanne Adkinson (Deputy Head)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Catherine Whitelam (SENDCo)

Child Protection Coordinator – Jo Clark

Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Attendance Officer – Michelle Horsfield

To contact any of the team, please call school on 01482 223753

If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then please contact the police on 999 .

In an emergency or for urgent advice, please contact the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH) or the Emergency Duty Team by telephone.

  • EHASH – 01482 448 879 option four
  • Emergency Duty Team – 01482 300 304 (Out of hours)
  • Or on the EHASH website – EHASH (Click here)

Everyone takes personal responsibility on a daily basis to ensure children are kept safe.

We do this by:

  • Meeting Health and Safety standards
  • DBS checking all staff, students, governors and volunteers
  • Keeping essential training up to date (paediatric first aid, food safety, safeguarding etc)
  • Securing our site, including data protection
  • Liaising with outside agencies – Health Visitors, Social Care, SEN Services
  • Meeting our Prevent Duty requirements

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

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