Worried about a child

If you are worried about ANY child:

Please inform a member of school staff or our designated safeguarding leads.  You can also ring Cumberland Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727 OR email: safeguarding.hub@cumberland.gov.uk 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/ telephone: 0808 800 5000

Safeguarding at Jericho

At Jericho Primary School, we strive to educate all our children in an environment where learning, respect and the community are promoted. 

Safeguarding is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. 

This is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

Safeguarding covers a broad agenda and aims to achieve the following:

  • Prevention:( positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to pupils).
  • Protection :( By following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns).
  • Support :( ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes )

Our key aims as a school are to ensure:

  • All our pupils are safe and protected from harm.
  • Other elements of provision and policies are in place to enable pupils to feel safe and adopt safe practices;
  • Staff, pupils, governors, visitors, volunteers and parents are aware of the expected behaviours’ and the school’s legal responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our pupils.

Our School recognises that it has an explicit duty to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children from abuse and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering harm.

We believe that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every pupil has the opportunity to strive and reach their potential.  We recognise the importance of us ensuring our pupils know how to seek support, feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken. We will do this by endeavouring to work in partnership with other agencies and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need. This will include materials and learning experiences that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills and protective behaviours.

At Jericho, we follow, work in partnership and adhere to the Cumberland Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures and a direct link to their website is available at this link: Click Here

Any concerns or support sought will be via Cumbria Children's Services who strive to offer families with the support they require. They will work with us in an integrated way to improve outcomes for our children and their families. More information is available from their website:  https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/aboutus.asp

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

If you have any concerns with regards to your or another child talking helps.  The Designated Safeguarding Teachers at Jericho Primary School are:

Miss Penny Leck,  Mr James Blackwell and Mrs Laura Ball

We also have a nominated Governor who ensures our school meets the statutory requirements. Our Nominated Governor is Mrs Jenny Fishpool. 

You can view our current Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Procedures by following the link below. 


Child to Parent Violence

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What is Operation Encompass?

Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), prior to the start of the next school day, after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved. 

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s DSL to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Jericho Primary School engages with the Operation Encompass scheme.

To find out more click the link below:

Click Here

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