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Safeguarding

Welwyn St Mary’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and therefore successful applicants will be subject to suitable references, medical and DBS checks in accordance with Herts County Council guidelines.

Operation Encompass

Welwyn St Mary’s is part of a project that runs jointly between schools and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Operation Encompass is the notification to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, of incidents where a child or young person has experienced or been exposed to any domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence. They will also ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident.