Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
At Thoresby Primary School Francesca Sinfield is the member of staff responsible for Child Protection.
What do do if you have a concern about a child attending Thoresby:
During School Hours
- Contact the school and speak to either Miss Gillard or Mrs Sinfield
Out of school hours and during the school holidays
- If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police via 999
- If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of the child then contact Children’s Social Care, Access and Assessment team on – 01482 448879 (weekdays 8:30AM- 5PM) or Immediate Help team on 01482 300304 (after 5pm and weekends)
Meet our Safeguarding Team
Francesca Sinfield – Safeguarding Lead
Charlotte Gillard – Safeguarding Deputy
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.