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At Poplars Farm, safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at Poplars Farm Primary School we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

Poplars Farm Primary School is an Operation Encompass school.  Our DSL and Deputy have both undertaken the Operation Encompass Key Adult Training.

Operation Encompass aims to provide information from the police to school following an incident of domestic abuse.  The information should be provided before the next school day, enabling staff to respond appropriately.  All staff receive domestic abuse awareness training through their annual safeguarding training and/or on induction. 

At Poplars Farm we have a team of people dedicated to the safeguarding of our Poplars Community:

Our Designated safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs R. Fogden and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs J. Speak

If you have any comcerns at all then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the safeguarding team.

Poplars Safeguarding Spotlight

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Please find, for your reference, our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Parent Information - FGM

If you have any concerns or family pressure around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) please find below a useful link to the Government's statement opposing female genital mutilation that can be shared with others.  This is avaliable in multiple languages. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-opposing-female-genital-mutilation

This statement opposing female genital mutilation (FGM) can be taken abroad to explain the criminal status of FGM in the UK. It outlines what FGM is, the legislation and penalties involved and the help and support available.

If you know someone in immediate danger, contact the police. 

You should also contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office if she’s already been taken abroad:

  • telephone: 020 7008 1500
  • from overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 1500

The NSPCC also provides further information and advice on FGM. You can call their helpline on  0800 028 3550.

If you have any concerns the school safeguarding are also available for support. 

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