Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs Stirrup
Deputy Safeguarding Leads:  Mrs Mason, Mrs Golden and Mrs Roach

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
Telephone 01942 486034 (during office hours) or email  lado@wigan.gov.uk

Relevant Documents

Please click here to read our Sacred Heart Safeguarding Child Protection Policy Mar 2017.pdf

Please click here to read guidance about employing Home Tutors for your child.

Antibullying

Please click here to read our Antibullying Booklet.  You can also view (below) the slides from Mrs Mason's Antibullying Assembly for parents.

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The purpose of Wigan 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 in a number 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 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult 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 in the document Encompass Protocol (click the link).

The Key Adult at Sacred Heart is Mrs Stirrup.

Prevent Strategy

Please click here to read our parent pamphlet about the Prevent Strategy.

E-Safety

The Internet and new technologies such as tablets and smartphones have had a great effect on our daily lives and have improved the education of all children, but with the use of these technologies there are some associated risks. At Sacred Heart, e-safety is a topic which is revisited throughout each year. Students are given an introduction to understanding the risks associated with the internet and how they can stay safe online. This is a brief outline of what we cover in each year.

Year 1

Being Safe Online

Year 2

Stranger Danger

Year 3

Stranger Danger; SMART Rules for Internet Safety

Year 4

SMART Rules for Internet Safety

Year 5

Keeping E-safe – cyberbullying, mobile phones, abusive texts, digital video, social networking, instant messaging, premium rate numbers

Year 6

Keeping E-safe – security of personal information, online identity, online grooming, internet chatrooms, social networking, mobile phones and texting


Advice for parents and carers can be found on the Think-U-Know website and at ParentInfo.org (click the icons).


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