Safeguarding at Elm Tree
At Elm Tree, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Through effective safeguarding, we are also embedding our school vision by working together to give all children a place to thrive. Please refer to this page should you have any questions regarding safeguarding at Elm Tree.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
- Harry Cartwright (Lead DSL / Prevent Lead) - email@example.com
- David Lamb (Headteacher) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emma Watkins (Deputy Headteacher) - email@example.com
- Stuart Brown (Assistant Headteacher) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abigail Gaskell (Assistant Headteacher) - email@example.com
- Charlotte Walker (Assistant Headteacher) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jordan Calderbank (HR & Transport Manager) - email@example.com
Our Safeguarding Governor is:
- Dianne Hodgson (Chair of Governors)
Our Family Support Worker and Early Help Lead is:
- Dawn Hughes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the safeguarding leads listed above should you want to discuss or report a concern. We will be happy to help. Further information will follow below regarding Elm Tree's Family Support Network and the role of our inhouse, family support worker.
Policies and Other Guidance
Elm Tree's Family Support Network
The Family Support Team at Elm Tree is made up of main contact Dawn Hughes (Early Help Lead and Family Support Worker) and overseen by Harry Cartwright (Designated Safeguarding Lead).
However big or small, we believe that school plays a vital role in ensuring that the wellbeing of our families is monitored and upheld at all times. Elm Tree's Family Support Network is here to provide support whenever you feel you need it. Whether this is to assess need and look extensively at what services may support you and your family, or you simply just want someone to talk to, we are here to help.
At Elm Tree, we pride ourselves on working proactively with our families to ensure that any low level concerns are tackled right away, to prevent matters from escalating. Over the course of your child's time at Elm Tree, you may receive a call from us. We urge parents and carers not to worry when receiving a call, as our ultimate goal is to work with you in order to achieve the best outcomes in a supportive and compassionate manner.
Listed below are areas in which the Family Support Network may be helpful for you and your family:
- Feeling Safe
- Home and Money
- Friends, Relationship and Support
- Work, Education and Learning
- Feelings, Behaviours, Boundaries and Choices
- Early Help Assessments
- Graded Care Profile 2
- Online Safety
- Local Support Sessions (Behaviour Management, Trauma Informed Approaches, Parenting Support)
- Support when trying to access to other services i.e. healthcare, counselling, CAMHS
The main contact for the Family Support Network is Dawn Hughes, contactable via email@example.com. You may also choose to phone the school office on 01695 50924 and reception will transfer you through to the team.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced or witnessed a domestic incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff known as a Key Adult (DSL) is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, and ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by the children or family involved. Please note that our DSL / Key Adult is Mr Harry Cartwright.
Please follow the link here to access the Operation Encompass website for further information.
Other Useful Contacts and Links
- Children’s Social Care (Lancashire): 0300 123 6720
- Children's Social Care (Lancashire) Out of Hours: 0300 123 6722
- Lancashire's School Safeguarding Helpline: 01772 531196 / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
- Requesting support from Children's Services e-Form (Lancashire)
- Lancashire LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer): 01772 536 694 / LADO.Admin@lancashire.gov.uk
- Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP) Procedures Manual
- Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP) Homepage
- Children's Social Care (Wigan): 01942 828300
- Children's Social Care (Sefton): 03451 400845
- Children's Social Care (St Helens): 01744 676767
- Children's Social Care (Liverpool City Council): 0151 233 3700
- Children & Family Wellbeing (Lancashire)
- Early Help & Assessment (Lancashire)
- Early Help / Start Well (Wigan) / Tel: 01942 828300
- Early Help (Sefton)
- Early Help (St Helens)
- CAMHS West Lancs Helpline: 01695 684 262
- CAMHS Leyland: 01772 644 644
- CAMHS Preston: 01772 777 344
- CAMHS East Lancashire: 01282 425 071
- CAMHS Sefton: 0151 293 362
- CAMHS Sefton (Crisis Line): 0151 293 3577
- NSPCC: 0808 8005 000
- Police Non-Emergency: 101
- Police Emergency: 999
- Report a Non-Emergency Incident Online (Police)
- Child Action North West
- NEST Lancashire
- Central and West Lancashire Compass Bloom
- Operation Encompass
- Lancashire's Prevent Partnership
- County Lines - Lancashire Constabulary
- Elm Tree Online Safety Page
- UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS)
- Meeting digital and technology standards for schools and colleges
If you are in immediate danger and need help straight away, always phone 999.