What is 'Safeguarding'?

Safeguarding is essentially about keeping children and young people safe from abuse or neglect.  All those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including people who do not have specific role in relation to child protection, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.


Here is our policy to demonstrate how we follow the guidelines to keep all children safe.

The other document tells you about Operation Encompass – 

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before 9am on a school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

‘Witnessing domestic abuse is as harmful to a child as being directly on the receiving end of the less serious variety of physical violence since there is no emotional refuge for a child who has one care giver a threat and the other frightened’ (Building Great Britons page 8 2015).

Professionals realise that being exposed to domestic abuse is classed as an adverse childhood experience and that the more adverse childhood experiences a child has the greater the negative impact upon their mental and physical health and well-being now and in the future.

Eastoft Safeguarding Policy

Role of the DSL

KSCIE Key points poster

Operations encompass information leaflet

Keeping safe in school

We would be very grateful if your child could complete this survey please.  If you have any concerns about your child, please see their class teacher, or one of the safeguarding leads.  Thank you 


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Mrs J Bassindale

Deputy DSL - Mrs R Turnbull

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Online Safety

If your child has access to the Internet, please spend a few minutes looking at these websites.



Useful guidance

The NSPCC has an excellent website with a range of information about keeping your child safe.