At The Turing School, safeguarding is paramount. We understand that a safe and secure environment is the bedrock upon which academic excellence and personal growth is built. Every member of our community, staff, governors, families and students, all have a vital role in ensuring our students are safe and secure. By placing student wellbeing at the heart of everything we do, we our proud of our safe and secure environment for every student in our care.
We are dedicated to working collaboratively with families, external agencies, and the wider community to ensure a holistic safeguarding approach so that every student receives the support they need.
It is a whole school responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children as its paramount concern
All children (defined as those up to the age of 18) regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
All children have a right to be heard and to have their wishes and feelings taken into account
All staff understand safe professional practice and adhere to our code of conduct and other associated policies
All staff have a responsibility to recognise vulnerability and/or changes in behaviour of our children and act on any concern in accordance with this guidance.
All visitors have to agree to all safeguarding guidance prior to entry to our site and reporting forms are available to complete if required.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Chelsey Leighton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Miss Sarah Doyle - email@example.com
Mr Greg Friend - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Dean Flynn - email@example.com
Mrs Susan Dench - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr R Holste - email@example.com
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.
Information is shared with a school’s Key Adult (Designated Safeguarding Lead or Officer) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children are negatively impacted by experiencing domestic abuse and without early intervention and support this negative impact can last through a child’s life course. Domestic abuse can impact upon social, psychological, physical, emotional and behavioural outcomes with an often negative impact upon a child’s academic success. Experiencing domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children, to enable schools to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help schools to better understand a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Our aim is to have Operation Encompass in every force, in every school, for every child no matter where they live. It is simply every child’s right.