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Deeping St James C.P. School

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Our Commitment to Safeguarding:

We aim to work in partnership and have an important role in the inter-agency safeguarding arrangements as set out by Working Together 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023. KCSIE applies to all school, colleges and providers who educate children up to the age of 19.

Everyone working in, or for our school, shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

• providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our school setting, and

• identify children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both within and outside of our school setting’

• creating a whole school approach to safeguarding through a culture of care where children are listened to, and heard, with the knowledge that their concerns and worries will be taken seriously


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our children. Each child’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some Sept 2021 LCC School Child Protection Safeguarding Policy v16 5 children may be especially vulnerable to abuse e.g. those that are less mobile or have difficulty communicating, and that their needs are unique to them and that no one size fits all. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way.

We will ensure that no child will feel that what they have to say is a problem or carries any shame. As a school we are committed to putting the child at the heart of any procedures that operate. We recognise that, safeguarding concerns do not adhere to school/home boundaries and that what happens at home and within the wider school environment including on social media, is as relevant as what happens within the classroom. Behaviour may be challenging and we recognise that at times, this may impact on other children either directly or indirectly. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all our children.

Safeguarding is at the heart of how we run our school. It is not only about high-level child protection but about how we prevent the need for this. It is considered, for example, in our:

• anti-bullying policies

• staff conduct policy

• school attendance procedures

• online safety policy

• curriculum design

• behaviour management policy

• health and safety arrangements

• school transport provision

• safer recruitment practices  


All staff at our school follow the LCSP 6-year programme - to ensure training in this area is fully compliant with local authority requirements.




We are an Operation Encompass school 

(Click any Operation Encompass logo on our website to access the website)

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.




Support options & resources in Lincolnshire

Early Help Consultants-

  • TAC (team around the child) Workshops & Forums
  • Support & Advice
  • Group Supervision

TAC Admin- or 01522 555828

Advanced practitioners- 01522 782111 - Customer service Centre for those that are not open to TAC & you are unsure what to do next, or if it is safeguarding.

Resources: - for forms & support as LP - The Family Services Directory for initial support & advice for the family or a professional - Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership


Please see attached below our safeguarding policy.