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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all of its pupils.  Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance.

We aim to provide regular opportunities for everyone within our school community to learn how to keep children safe.  Please use the links below for further information.

Operation Encompass

As part of a range of work to tackle domestic violence and abuse Kirklees Children’s services, West Yorkshire Police and schools across the area have developed a process to provide better support to children affected by domestic violence.  This initiative draws on the principles of a police led initiative “Operation Encompass” which was first developed in Plymouth and later adopted in other force areas.  The Kirklees process will involve notifying schools and educational establishments when one of their pupils has been present at an incident of domestic violence where the police have attended. This notification will be done the following morning- ideally before the start of the school day. The purpose of the notification is not to duplicate or replace any safeguarding interventions that may occur as a result of the police intervention, but to provide information to schools so that they can better support the pupil the next day in whatever way is appropriate. The process will always be followed in conjunction with current safeguarding procedures and guidelines. The operational delivery will form part of the Front Door and be delivered by Education staff based with in the Front Door. A protocol for the project has been drawn up. This protocol includes information on the type of responses that schools/ teachers may wish to consider. As part of the protocol schools are being asked to write to parents to inform them about their participation in the scheme. The process starts with a daily download from police systems, detailing all domestic violence incidents they have attended, with names and dates of birth of any children present. This is then crossed checked with the Kirklees school admission data base to identify the schools attended. A phone call will then be made by Kirklees education staff to designated safeguarding leads in the schools to inform them of the incident. 

All schools have opted into this national service as this stregthens the communication between all parties and ensures that the safeguarding of children in school remains a priority.

For further Information please contact.

Charlotte Jackson- Head of Service- Assessment & Intervention and Front Door charlotte.jackson@kirklees.gov.uk

Maggie Featherstone- Portfolio Manager: Attendance & pupil Support Service maggie.featherstone@kirklees.gov.uk

 

For more information on safeguarding advice please visit this link. 

Useful Links for Parents and Families

Help Your Child Stay Safe on Social Networks, Apps and Games. Advice on Parental Controls. Mobile Phone Safety
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Roblox Snapchat WhatsApp
Instagram Advice for Kirklees Parents and Carers. Youtube
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Keeping Your Child While Online Gaming.

 

Keeping Your Child Safe online NSPCC. Advice for Children and Families on a Range of Issues.
 
Talking to Your Child About Staying Safe Online    

Useful Links for Parents and Families

School Policy

Kirklees Prevent

West Yorkshire Police

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Reporting Online Material

Educate Against Hate

Let's Talk About It

Report online material promoting terrorism or extremism

Choices Then and Now

The Respect Programme

Digitally Confident

 

Prevent

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Our Lady of Lourdes is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. At Our Lady of Lourdes all staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

  • Children are encouraged to adopt and abide by our Code of Conduct
  • Children are helped to understand the importance of democracy and freedom of speech, through the the school council, PSHE, RE and the wider curriculum.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, in school and when using the internet.
  • Children participate in local community events so that they appreciate and value their neighbours and friends who may not share their faith background.
  • Children’s wellbeing, confidence and resilience is promoted through our planned curriculum and extra curricular learning opportunities.
  • Children are supported in making good choices from a very young age, so they understand the impact and consequences of their actions on others.
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