The Headteacher and Governing Body of St Mark's CE Primary School take their responsibilities for safeguarding pupils very seriously. We have a duty of care for child protection and we also strive to help parents to keep their own children safe and free from exploitation. This responsibility is set out in our Safeguarding Policy below.
St. Mark's is part of Operation Encompass which has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school, but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day.
A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, Mrs Louise Mansfield (Mr Jonathan Noblet in her absence) will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families.
In today’s society, children, young people and adults interact with technologies such as mobile phones, games consoles and the Internet on a daily basis and experience a wide range of opportunities, attitudes and situations. The exchange of ideas, social interaction and learning opportunities involved are greatly beneficial to all, but can occasionally place children, young people and adults in danger.