St Mary's RC Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all pupils. Each child's welfare is of up most importance.
Safeguarding is everyone's business
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The virtual college link gives access to a free safeguarding training course for parents.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please find information below.
St Mary's RC Primary Academy the Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mrs L Gleed-Thornley (Headteacher).
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs M Brader (Assistant Headteacher), and Mrs Kelleher (Acting Assistant Headteacher).
Our Safeguarding Governor is Maria Turner
Safeguarding of children concerns (Children living in Lincolnshire): 01522 782111
Out of hours duty team (6pm-8am, weekends and bank holidays): 01522 782333
Boston FAST TEAM (Social Workers) 01522 553528
Allegations against /concerns about adult(s) working with children
LADO: 01522 554674 LADO@lincolnshire.gcsx.gov.uk
EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service
EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service is a registered charity. They cover the county of Lincolnshire, and provide support and assistance to men, women and children suffering, or fleeing from domestic abuse. As an organisation, there mission statement is: ‘To support and empower all those affected by domestic abuse. To raise awareness of the impacts of domestic abuse and promote intolerance of it’.
The website for Domestic Abuse support is EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service https://edanlincs.org.uk/
EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service Open Hours
Outreach Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Refuge Hours: Monday - Friday: 8.30am – 8.30pm
Tel: 01522 510041
Operation Encompass is an innovative project which Lincolnshire Police is running in partnership with local schools. The project aims to safeguard and support children who are affected by domestic abuse.
What is Operation Encompass?
The project aims to safeguard and support children and young people who are involved in or affected by incidents involving domestic abuse.
Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a young person, who can often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent's injuries or distress afterwards or be physically hurt trying to stop the abuse.
Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school upset and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to support children in the best way possible.
How does Operation Encompass work?
Following an incident of domestic abuse in the home, children will often arrive at school upset and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware of the incident early enough to support children in the best way possible.
After we receive a report of abuse in which children were present in the home or usually reside there, brief information will be shared with the school directly from Lincolnshire Police. This information will be handled by the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead within the school. This ensures support can be provided as quickly as possible and children can feel safe and listened to.
Each Designated Safeguarding Lead has been fully trained to liaise with the Police and Children’s Services. They are able to ensure the right support is made available to the child following the disclosure of a domestic abuse incident.
Police will share information with the Designated Safeguarding Lead. The school will be informed that there was an incident and the name of the child. No further information will be given at this point.
What should the school do with this information?
By knowing that the child has had this experience, the school is in a better position to be supportive and understanding of the child’s needs and possible behaviours. The Designated Safeguarding Lead will share this information on a need to know basis only.
More help and support : Visit the Operation Encompass website