The safeguarding of all children in school is a top priority for the adults at Newlands. The school follows all of the correct procedures for the recruitment of staff and has clear guidelines for volunteers working in school. All adults visiting and working in the school are required to sign in and badges are worn at all times. Our Business Manager (Ms Maginn) ensures all of the necessary checks have been carried out and keeps a clear record of these. All adults in school have regular safeguarding training delivered by the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Miss Hawke)
Our safeguarding team is made up of the following members of staff:
- Mrs Prince (Head Teacher)
- Miss Hawke (Deputy Head Teacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Mrs Greendale (Learning Mentor – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Ms Hunter (Lead Teacher Communication Resource – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Ms G Alderson- Safeguarding Administrator
- Mrs T Hollies- Governor for Safeguarding
NPS Safeguarding policy can be found here:
Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP)- The Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) is a partnership of all of the relevant statutory, voluntary and community agencies involved in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people living in Wakefield.
We are an Operation Encompass School
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow. Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.