The purpose of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is to ensure every child registered pupil at Golden Hill is safe and protected from harm.

We will always work to:

• Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment;
• Prevent impairment of our children’s and young people’s health or development;
• Ensure that children and young people at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
• Undertake that role so as to enable children at our school to have the best outcomes.

Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mrs Sarah Barrett (Head Teacher) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Linda El Kout and Zaina Towers are the Back-up Designated Safeguarding Leads.
The Management Committee member for Safeguarding is currently under review.

Please look at the documents highlighted on this page along with our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which outlines our commitment to keeping children, staff and our school safe.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads meet termly for a supervision meeting, to disseminate safeguarding updates and organise their CPD meeting.

Every 2 years, all 3 DSL’s attend DSL Refresher training facilitated by the LCC. Annually they and all staff access Level 3 Safeguarding training. Safeguarding and child protection issues are a standing order on the weekly staff meeting agenda.

A Safeguarding and Child Protection audit is conducted annually by the Designated Safeguarding Lead Sarah Barrett and the Safeguarding Member. The results are reported to the Management Committee at the Full Members meeting.

Members of the Management Committee access Safeguarding and Child Protection training via Governor Services.

Golden Hill records safeguarding and child protection concerns and monitors vulnerable children and families through an online recording system called CPOMS. This package is secure and allows all staff at Golden Hill to record and submit concerns online to for the attention of the DSLs who are then able to take timely actions to support the child.

There are currently no procedures for reporting Domestic Abuse incidents to schools which means that our children are left without the support and nurture that they need when they need it most. Operation Encompass has been created to address this so that by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved, heard or witnessed a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

At Golden Hill (short stay) School our Key Adult is Mrs Sarah Barrett (Head Teacher)


What is operation Encompass?


Keeping Children Safe in Education


Children Missing Education


What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused