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The Stay Safe Team at Dallam

A "Helping Hand" for our children, families and community at Dallam Community Primary School.

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Safeguarding at Dallam

At Dallam Community Primary School our children and families are at the heart of everything we do. 

Our whole school staff are regularly trained in Safeguarding practices and receive half-termly updates from our Stay Safe Team on relevant topics. 

The Stay Safe Team meet fortnightly to discuss how to best support our children and families and any additional actions we can take to help. 

We have close relationships with the Early Help team based in the Children's Centre next door to school and other professionals at Social Care and in the police service. 

Early Help at School Level

We understand that many children and families experience difficult times which can make a happy, successful school and home life a struggle. 

If you have worries about your child, connected to school, it is always best to discuss these. You can talk to your child's class teacher, any member of the Stay Safe Team or Mrs Downey, the Head Teacher, who all know your child and can work with you to address any issues. 

Sometimes, there are other problems that parents or carers need some help with. These may be concerns outside of school. We are here to listen and offer support.  We work in a non-judgmental way and know that families come in all shapes and sizes! Here are just some examples of the things we can help with:

  • Supporting parents and carers to ‘get involved’ with school life
  • Coordinating appointments and referrals for children's additonal needs
  • Mental or physical health issues
  • Housing and money worries
  • Family relationship problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • New starts and settling in
  • Training, education and employment
  • Parenting skills

If we can’t help directly, we are able to signpost or refer parents and carers to appropriate support, for example, with the Early Help team in the Children's Centre, Social Care, Parenting support and many more. 

For more information about Warrington's Early Help offer please visit: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/early-help

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us

Operation Encompass

Our school participates in a Police led initiative called Operation Encompass. This is a partnership between Cheshire schools and the Police, which helps schools to better support any child where a domestic incident has been reported to Police from their home.

Following a domestic incident, the Police will make contact with the child’s school via telephone and secure email (usually the next day) to communicate relevant information to a nominated, fully-trained member of school staff. This will ensure that as a school, we are made aware early enough, to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listened to. It will also provide an opportunity for school to offer support to the whole family.

Each school has two members of staff called a ‘key adult’ who are trained to liaise with the Police, when required, whilst ensuring support is available to the child.

The initiative was launched county-wide at the beginning of 2016. It is active in all Cheshire schools.  You can find out more about Operation Encompass via the following site: http://www.operationencompass.org/.

If you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Downey.

Safeguarding Policies and Referral Forms

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