Welcome To Our Safeguarding Page
Hindsford is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare.
Our first priority is that ALL our children feel safe and happy at Hindsford.
Meet the Team:
Designated Safeguarding Lead Teacher: Mrs E Holden
Designated Safeguarding Deputy: Miss R Dempsey
Safeguarding Governor: Mr Andrew Morris
Wigan Safeguarding Board Link:
Safeguarding Policies & Key Resources:
To help keep all stakeholders stay safe in school, the school has several policies linked to safeguarding. These can read by clicking on the links below:
The purpose of Wigan Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident.
Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene.
Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.
Encompass has been created to address this situation.
It is the implementation of key partnership 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 to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident.
This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
At Hindsford our Key Adults are Mrs Holden & Miss Dempsey.
If you are suffering from domestic violence, if you click on the image below you can access a range of outside agencies that can support you:
Below are other contact numbers that may be able to offer you support if you need it. Please do not suffer in silence.