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Safeguarding Team Information

Designated Safeguarding Team Information


Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.


School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and colleges and their staff from part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in the statutory guidance, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education- September 2020’.


Schools and colleges should work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Each school and college should have a Designated Safeguarding Lead who will provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and who will liaise closely with other services such as children’s social care. The poster below shows who the safeguarding team at The Sherwood are.


Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a partnership between police and schools. The Sherwood School participates in this scheme.

One of the principles of Operation Encompass is that all incidents of domestic abuse are shared with schools, not just those where an offence can be identified. The Key Adult must be trained as a Designated or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and should attend a Key Adult Briefing.

The Key Adult will be notified prior to the start of the next school day that the police have attended an incident of domestic abuse. This timely information sharing enables appropriate support to be provided for that child so that all interactions, from when the child first arrives at the school gates, are of a positive nature.


Please read the information below (Keeping Children Safe in Education) for further detail about our duty to safeguard children. The information is available in a range of languages, which can be accessed through the link below: