We believe that safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility! We must work together to safeguard children
The Governors of the Furze – Warren Hard Federation and the staff of Warren Junior School and Furze Infants School fully recognise the contribution it makes to safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, has a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm. The school environment may be the only stable, secure and predictable element in the lives of children at risk so we endeavour to support all pupils by giving them support and encouraging a feeling of self-worth.
All staff and Governors believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment, which promotes the social, physical, moral and emotional development of the individual child.
Furze Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here.
Please see Keeping children safe in education guidance (KCSIE)
For information and links to other safeguarding/ curriculum updates, please visit the Parents Tab, Safeguarding Links.
Our Safeguarding Team comprises of :
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss K Lilley, Deputy Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs J Bana
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs J Baptiste
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs S Jefferson
Admissions & Attendance Officer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead- Mrs W Clark
At Furze Infant School we are working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. The purpose of operation and compass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, even by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are at increased risk of emotional suffering of a parent. Encompass has been created to highlight the situation. It is the implementation of key partnerships working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘key adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe and secure family environment. In order to achieve this, the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils have been present, with the Designated Safeguarding Lead/s (DSL) on receipt of any information. The DSL will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this should be covert dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the Metropolitan Police and MASH and Encompass Protocol Data Sharing Agreement. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the recordkeeping procedures outlined in our child protection policy.
The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and Governing Body members
The Key Adult for Encompass at Furze Infant School is: Mrs W Clark