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We take the safeguarding of all members of our school community very seriously at Clough Head School. We update and review both our training of staff and our policies around safeguarding annually to reflect current changes in guidance for schools. As a staff we have a working knowledge of the document 'Safeguarding Children in Education' and we adpot the Kirklees Model Policy for Safeguarding.

All our staff are trained in Safeguarding Basic Awareness as are our governing body and this training is renewed every three years. Safeguarding features on our indiction programme for new members of staff. We have a handful of senior leaders who are also trained in Safer Recruitment to ensure we have robust measures in place when recruiting new members of staff to our team.


We have a dedicated Safeguarding Governor who meets regularly with the Head to keep up to date on any issues arising across the Federation. We also have safeguarding as a standing item on our governor's meetings so that all governors are highlighted to the importance of safeguarding within school. The Headteacher, alongside Kirklees colleagues completes an annual Safeguarding Audit which identifies areas for action and development which can be worked on to improve our practice here in school.

Operation Encompass

Clough Head Junior & Infant School is an Operation Encompass School

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to our school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead (known as Key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.

Information is shared with our school’s Key Adult (Designated Safeguarding Lead) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children are negatively impacted by experiencing domestic abuse and without early intervention and support this negative impact can last through a child’s life course. Domestic abuse can impact upon social, psychological, physical, emotional and behavioural outcomes with an often negative impact upon a child’s academic success. Experiencing domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children, to enable schools to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help schools to better understand a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child , making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

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