Safeguarding is a priority at Nevill Road Junior School. We constantly strive to keep both children and adults safe. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is everyone’s responsibility within the school community. Everyone who comes into contact with children, their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding them and promoting their welfare. Staff and volunteers are updated on safeguarding issues frequently across the year by the Safeguarding Leads.
Policies directly relating to Safeguarding can be found on this page and also on our Policies page.
If you have any concerns please contact Judi Cliff our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or in her absence, Nicola Jordan (Deputy DSL) - you can call the school office, telephone on 0161 439 4598 or e-mail using the contact us form in this web site. All issues will be dealt with confidentially. You can also contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Support Hub (MASSH), which is the single point of contact for the public and professionals to report concerns, request advice and share information about a child and or family 0161 217 6028.
Our Safeguarding Team consists of Judi Cliff (Headteacher), Nicola Jordan (DHT), Claire Parker (AHT) and Tanya Smith (Learning Mentor) who are all Level 3 Safeguarding Trained. The Safeguarding Governor for the school is Nick Kokkinis (Chair of Governors).
Staff and volunteers working in our school have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to the correct persons or services for support and intervention. Everyone working or volunteering at this school is trained to recognise signs of concern and in line with this policy must report concerns following school and local authority procedures.
All of our staff are trained in at least Level 1 Safeguarding Awareness training which is updated annually.
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.
The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday or as soon as the term begins, if the incident occurred during a holiday.
Nominated members of school staff, known as Key Adults, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Nevill Road Junior School, our Key Adult is Judi Cliff (HT). They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned children and families.