Humphrey Perkins School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
All Leicester City and Leicestershire County schools are part of Operation Encompass which is a safeguarding initiative aimed at improving outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Operation Encompass is a protocol whereby schools are formally notified of any reported incident of domestic violence at an address at which children are present or normally resident. It is run in partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and with Leicestershire Police.
All public agencies currently share information where there are safeguarding concerns or risk of harm to children and the Police now share information about all incidents of domestic abuse through Operation Encompass.
To further support the welfare of children, when any domestic abuse incident has been reported to the Police during the school term and one of our pupils was in the household, the information is shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
This system has been introduced because domestic abuse in a household can have a huge impact on children, even if they do not see what is happening.
This information will be used to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support to pupils. The information will remain confidential and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis. For example, with the class teacher. It will not be shared with children.
If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about domestic abuse, call the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 802 0028.
ParentInfo is a regularly updated and free feed of information, advice and sources of support for schools and parents. ParentInfo is a collaboration between the National Crime Agency CEOP Command and The Parent Zone.
Humphrey Perkins has the services of a school nursing team. If parents wish to book a referral, please contact the team directly on 01509 410217. Our school nurse Claire Bushnell attends HPS every week, usually on a Wednesday.
Guidance and Checklist for Parents and Carers
|Named staff and contacts|
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Helen Hurleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Safeguarding Lead||Della Bartramemail@example.com|
|Prevent Single Point of Contact||Helen Hurleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chair of Governors||Byron Chatburnemail@example.com|
Simon Genders / Ann Prideaux - 0116 305 6314
Head of Service - Safeguarding Improvement and Quality Assurance:
Kelda Claire 0116 3059084 / 07507686100
LADO / Allegations:
Mark Goddard 0116 305 7597
Safeguarding Development Officers:
Simon Genders 0116 305 7750
Ann Prideaux 0116 3057317
First Response Children’s Duty Team (Same-day referrals)
Telephone: 0116 305 0005
Address First Response Children’s Duty, Room 100b, County Hall, Championship Way, Glenfield. LE3 8RF
All other referrals including Early Help Services
Early Help queries and Consultation Line 0116 305 8727
|Please click the links below to access these documents.|
|Keeping Children Safe in Education - Department of Education Guidance|
|Safeguarding Code of Conduct|
|Safeguarding in Education Induction Leaflet|
|Safer Working Practice - Full Guidance|