At Eskdale Academy…
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
Staff members working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the best interests of the child
(Keeping Children Safe in Education – 2016)
Please read our Safeguarding Policy to see how we Safeguard children at Eskdale Academy.
To contact School with any immediate safeguarding concerns, please contact
Ms Killeen (DSL), Mr Voisey, or Mrs McNeiily (Deputy DSLs).
School number: (01429) 272255
Alternatively, if you have any concerns around the safety and well-being of children who may be in your family, friends or neighbours, please click on the link below to find out more about how you can report your concerns.
Operation Encompass was set up to provide early reporting to schools etc., about any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school hours to which a young person attending our school has been exposed , and which might then have an impact on them attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during term time and , when incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.
Information will only be shared with the school by the police where it is identified that a young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.