CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING
Spinney Avenue is committed to
working closely with parent/carers for the benefit of the children. Please
remember that no problem is too small and by seeking advice, problems can often
be prevented from becoming bigger. Halton Borough Council offer schools an Early Interventions Team where
confidential advice and support can be reached.
Child Protection is a sensitive
area for which all staff receive regular training. Spinney Avenue and extended services work
together to support the needs of the child and their families.
All members of staff have a legal
duty to report any allegation, disclosure or suspicion of abuse, or an
expression of concern about abuse. When appropriate Spinney Avenue will aim to
contact and inform parents when a referral is made.
The Senior Designated Person for
the school is Miss M Slingsby - Headteacher
The Deputy Designated Person for
the school is Mrs Crosbie - Family Support Worker
The Designated Safeguarding Governor for the school is Mr Maguire
Safeguarding is everybody’s
responsibility and, as such, Spinney Avenue has adopted the Local Authority Safeguarding
A copy of all available Safeguarding Policies can be found below
Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy
Halton Safe Parenting Handbook
Intimate Care Policy
Parent to Parent
Parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy
Model Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for Schools 2018-19
In conjunction with Cheshire
Police, Spinney Avenue CE Primary is involved in a new 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.
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 most.
You can find out more by visiting
by contacting our Key Adults, who are Miss M Slingsby (Headteacher/Senior Deisignated Person) and Mrs Crosbie (Family support Worker/Deputy Designated Person)