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Safeguarding Policies and Documents

Elm Academy is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare. It expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. It is our willingness to work in a safe manner and challenge inappropriate behaviour that underpins this commitment.

Our Policy and Safeguarding Leaflet can be found here:

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2021-22

Emergency Safeguarding Procedures during Full School Closure

Information from the Department for Education about safeguarding children can be found at:


Statutory Guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education

Statuory Guidance: What to do if You’re Worried a Child is being Abused

Statutory Guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children


Operation Encompass

Elm Academy is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school soon after they have been called to a domestic incident.

In school we have allocated key adults who are able to see this information, this is either the Head teacher or a member of the Inclusion Team. Information will be kept confidential and only shared where appropriate.