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Woodcote Primary School



At Woodcote Primary School we consider the Safeguarding of our children with the utmost priority.  


If you have a Safeguarding concern please speak with one of the following members of staff:


Safeguarding Lead                         - Mrs L. Hunt, Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Leads           - Mrs M Wornham, Deputy Head and Year 6 teacher

                                                          - Mrs J Gillman, School Business Manager


Click on the document below to read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. 


If you have any direct concerns regarding the welfare of a child you can also ring the Oxfordshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) directly on 0345 050 7666 or call the police on 999 or 101. 



Operation Encompass


Operation Encompass is a partnership between police and schools. 


We are an Operation Encompass School


One of the principles of Operation Encompass is that all incidents of domestic abuse are shared with the school, not just those where an offence can be identified.


The school has a trained Key Adult  – the Key Adult is the person who receives information about police attended Domestic Abuse incidents.

The Key Adult will be notified prior to the start of the next school day that the police have attended an incident of domestic abuse. This timely information sharing enables appropriate support to be provided for that child so that all interactions, from when the child first arrives at the school gates, are of a positive nature.


The Key Adult is also trained as a Designated or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and has completed the Operation Encompass Key Adult training.


Domestic abuse can affect children for life.  It is vital that children are recognised and support is given on an ongoing basis.  Children need to know that someone is there for them. 


Our parents have been informed that we are an Operation Encompass school and we ensure that this information is included in our welcome pack which is sent to families when a new child joins our school.


The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.


As a staff we have  discussed how we can support our children who are experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse on a day-to-day basis and particularly following the Operation Encompass notification. We have used the Operation Encompass Handbooks to inform our thinking.


We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk.

Help us to keep children safe.