Safeguarding and child protection in schools

Safeguarding in schools is essential for keeping children safe.

It means having:

  • whole-school policies and procedures
  • staff and volunteers confident in identifying and raising concerns
  • leadership confident in responding to and referring concerns and working with other agencies to protect children
  • teaching resources to promote wellbeing.

At Manor Road Primary School, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Karen Marshall, who is responsible for ensuring that safeguarding is at the forefront of all we do.

We also have a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL), Kellie Foulds, who supports the DSL and takes the lead on safeguarding in the DSL’s absence.

Our Chair of Governors, Nick Hodson, is responsible for ensuring that safeguarding is given the highest profile, both with the governing body and across the school.

We also have an active Online Safety Council who meet regularly and promote online safety throughout the school.

Please see our Safeguarding Policy for further details.

Click on the links below for further information and resources about safeguarding.

Operation compass

As part of Manor Road Primary School’s commitment to keeping children safe, we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Being part of Operation Encompass means our school will receive a notification from Lancashire Police before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved in or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous day. The information is given in confidence to the school’s Key Adult and will enable us to provide the best possible support for the child.

The Key Adult at Manor Road is Karen Marshall, Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead. If you have any questions or wish to know more about our involvement in Operation Encompass, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Marshall on 01772 335699.