Keeping Safe

Everyone at Parkside works together to ensure that everyone in our school community is kept safe.

Derek Hollywood
Headteacher / DSL

Emily Kay

Ruth Ridley
Inclusion Manager/ DDSL

Our responsibilities

We are able to keep everyone safe by contributing to:

If we think a child at Parkside is in need because they are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, we will take action. Please refer to our safeguarding policy to find out more.

Pupil voice

At Parkside, we believe that our children are the most important people and we endeavour to give ALL children lots of opportunities to share their thoughts and opinions and play an active role in the decisions that affect their learning and well-being.

Pupils are encourged to speak out and talk to a grown up if they are worried or concerned about anything. We have class-based systems to faciliate this, which include Colour Monster identification stations, Worry Boxes and puppets, and 5 Trusted Adults shown on a poster within their classroom. 

We run short and long term interventions to help children with their self confidence, self esteem and social communication. We also want to create an ethos that allows the children to regularly share their opinions in an informal way using the activities above.

Pupil voice is gained through regular check in's with children, whole school surveys and through circle time discussions and our PSHE curriculum.

Operation Encompass

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 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 a school’s 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.

Download the poster for parents (PDF)