Keeping Safe

At Woodland, safeguarding for both pupils and staff is of paramount importance. Safeguarding is the shared responsibility of everyone at Woodland. 
Designated Safeguarding Leads
All concerns should be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Keeley Taberner (Deputy Headteacher)
Back-up Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mark Millar (Headteacher)
Back-Up Designated Safeguarding Lead - David Chadwick (Assistant Headteacher)
Back-up Designated Safeguarding Lead - Vicky Beeley (Senior Leadership Team)
Designated Safeguarding Governor - Claire Cooper (Chair of Governors)
All DSLs undertake County-led safeguarding training every two years delivered by the Lancashire Safeguarding team. All other staff are trained annually, with ongoing updates when necessary.
School uses CPOMS, a secure online system for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of pastoral and welfare issues.
Keeping Safe Policies
Operation Encompass
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The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children a numbers of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.

Encompass has been created to address this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.

Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9:10am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult, Keeley Taberner, will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and Governors, is detailed as part of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and published on our school website.

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 towards other people that can help.

Our aim is to support children and their families.