TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
**CONFIRMATION OF SAFEGUARDING CHECKS ON STAFF/WORKERS**
Walker Primary School ensures that all relevant pre-employment checks are carried out on employees and workers engaged directly. In particular, the following specific safeguarding checks are carried out:
Walker Primary School also ensures that relevant employees, and workers engaged directly are not disqualified under the Childcare Act 2006 and the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 from:
Such employees and workers are required to sign an annual declaration to confirm that there has been no change to their criminal record and that they are not disqualified under the Childcare Disqualification Regulations.
Unsupervised, regular volunteers are also subject to the above safeguarding checks.
Supervised, regular volunteers are subject to the above safeguarding checks, with the current exception of the Children’s Barred List check.
All school staff and workers engaged directly are issued with photographic School ID.
As appropriate, visitors to the school are asked to provide Photographic ID wherever possible.
Third party organisations deploying staff or workers to the school are required to provide confirmation that pre-employment and safeguarding checks relevant to the role have been carried out.
The school participates in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Metropolitan Police. This is called Operation Encompass.
This means that if police are called out to a domestic abuse incident the school will be notified so that they can care for the child’s needs the following day.
Operation Encompass 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.
This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.
The information is only shared with the Designated and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
The information that has been shared will be used, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is beneficial and supportive for all concerned.
If you would like more information about this new initiative, details can be viewed online at www.operationencompass.org