Safeguarding is about keeping children safe by protecting them from harm, supporting their development and making sure they grow up in a safe environment. At Southlands School keeping children safe is our main priority. If you are concerned that a child may be suffering harm or neglect, ask to speak to our designated members of staff.
Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to ensure support for children living with domestic abuse in their homes when there has been a police attended incident of Domestic Abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass provides an efficient, confidential channel of communication between police forces and Key Adults within schools. This enables the immediate and discrete recognition of the child's situation by the Key Adult, ensuring a secure and sympathetic environment is provided and the broader effects of abuse are addressed.
Below you will find a couple of pictures of our display boards from within the school relating to this subject. Please feel free to click on them for a larger picture.