Safeguarding Your Children

Our main aim at Woodside is to create a nurturing, safe, warm and happy environment for children to thrive in, hopefully allowing them to fulfill their full learning potential and encourage their social and emotional growth. The safety and welfare of the children is our first priority here at Woodside.  We strive to keep our learning environment a safe one and have various measures, procedures and policies in place to ensure children are safe while in our care. 

 
Operation Encompass 
In conjunction with Cheshire Police, Woodside Primary School is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass.
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.
 Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
At our school the Key Adults are Mr Collings (Headteacher) and Mrs C Percival (SENDCO and Designated Safeguarding Officer).
This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most. You can find our more by visiting www.operationencompass.org or by contacting one of our Key Adults. 
Safeguarding Policies 
We have created a child friendly safeguarding policy.
Here are our Safeguarding Policies for your information:
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 (Halton Borough Council)       
If you have any welfare or safeguarding concerns please contact one of the following:   
 
Mrs Percival (Safeguarding Officer)
 
Mr Collings at school Tel: (01928) 564031 
                                                              
Mr Tom Hall (School Governor responsible for Safeguarding) Tel: 07936 022 531
We also have a school mobile that you can contact us on with any
safeguarding or child protection concerns out of school hours
       07395 126 470
      Text or call us any time to get in touch
  
Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any queries regarding safeguarding.                          
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Tel: 01928 564031

email: sec.woodside@halton.gov.uk