Safeguarding Personnel @ Mortimer Community College
MR S HIGNETT
MR S LIDDLE
Assistant Head Teacher
Designated Senior Person – Child Protection and Safeguarding
MRS C CONSTABLE
Deputy Designated Person – Child Protection and Safeguarding
MRS S WICKHAM
Link Governor – Child Protection and Safeguarding
Mortimer Community College Safeguarding Policy
Click here to open and download a copy of the school safeguarding policy in PDF format.
Click here to view South Tyneside Safeguarding Children Board’s policies and procedures.
Operation Encompass is a new innovative project in which schools in South Tyneside will be participating and is being run in partnership with Northumbria Police.
The project, which will commence in January 2016, aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse. Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a young person, who can often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent’s injuries or distress afterwards or be physically hurt trying to stop the abuse.
As a result, following any domestic abuse incident being reported into Northumbria Police, specialist Police Officers will make contact with Children’s Social Care who will then communicate relevant and necessary information to nominated school staff. This will ensure that the school is made aware at the earliest possible opportunity and can subsequently provide support to children, in a way that means they feel safe and listened to.
Each school has a member of staff (key adult) who has been fully trained to liaise with the Police and Social Services, when required, and will ensure that necessary support is made available to the child following the disclosure of a domestic abuse incident.
We believe that this project demonstrates our school’s commitment to working in partnership, to safeguard and protect children, and to provide the best possible care and support for our pupils.
In the meantime, if you would like to speak to someone further about the project or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Constable on 0191 456 6511.
You can also find out more information through accessing the following website: http://www.operationencompass.org/
Radicalisation and Extremism (PREVENT)
Follow the link below in order to access recent government guidelines for parents and people working with children on keeping children safe from radicalisation and extremism.
South Tyneside Council’s website has has advice on the safeguarding of young people against radicalisation and extremism. You can access the web page here
Please note all documents require Adobe Acrobat reader which is available as a free download here.
E-Safety and Operating Online – Parents and Carers Information
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is a command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP work to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through National Crime Agency led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. They offer advice to parents and carers to read more about what they do click here.
If you are concerned about your child’s activities online you can contact CEOP by clicking here.
South Tyneside ICT in Schools Team is based in OpenZone @ The Word in the Market Place, South Shields. The team supports all South Tyneside Schools with a comprehensive package of support covering technical and curriculum support.