St. Michaels is a safeguarding community where:
Everyone is responsible
Every adult has a responsibility to report any concern to the Designated Senior Lead (DSL) for child protection.
The Designated Senior Lead (DSL) for Child Protection is: Jan Martin
The Deputy DSP team are: Claire Pulham, Claire Woods & James Lawson
The named governor for Child Protection and Safe-guarding is: Mrs Debbie May
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run 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.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.