Keeping Children Safe

At Salesbury, we recognise that if children are to achieve their potential, they must first be assured of a safe environment.  We offer our utmost commitment to making this happen.  We have at least two members of an interview panel trained in Safer Recruitment to apply these recommendations consistently. Safeguarding Training takes place at least annually with regular updates.  Our Whistleblowing Policy and Codes of Conduct are shared between all adults working at the school.  Any behaviours which could develop into bullying behaviours are dealt with.  We keep safe and effective records of all behaviours, concerns and pastoral needs to ensure a joined-up picture of each and every child.  We make referrals to early help and treasure an open communication with our families.  Children are taught about keeping safe in so many ways throughout the year.  We have systems in school which encourage children to share worries, speak out and raise concerns - meet and greet, emotions check in, worry boxes etc.

If you do have any questions, queries or concerns, please do let me know.

Clare Berryman


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safer Recruitment Lead

Online Safety Guidance for Parents and Carers

A story to share to support positive use of Social Media

Operation Encompass

The purpose of Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children a numbers of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.

Encompass has been created to address this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.  The Key Adult at Salesbury Church of England Primary School is Mrs Clare Berryman, Headteacher with Back-Up Key Adults being Mr Andrew Kellington and Mrs Emma Smallshaw.

Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 8.30am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in 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.

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and Governors, is detailed as part of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and published here on our school website.

We aim to ensure your child feels safe, secure and cared for as they arrive in school.  If any further information is required please do not hesitate to enquire for further details.

Operation Encompass
Further information is available at:-

Guidance for safely raising children in an online world

NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe Assemblies were delivered to all children in school - two different age appropriate assemblies followed by workshops for Year 5 and Year 6
Follow the link for further information

Online Safety
Click the link for age appropriate guidance

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Click the link for help

Spotting the signs of radicalisation

Radicalisation can be really difficult to spot. Signs that may indicate a child is being radicalised include:

  • isolating themselves from family and friends

  • talking as if from a scripted speech

  • unwillingness or inability to discuss their views

  • a sudden disrespectful attitude towards others

  • increased levels of anger

  • increased secretiveness, especially around internet use.

Children who are at risk of radicalisation may have low self-esteem, or be victims of bullying or discrimination. Extremists might target them and tell them they can be part of something special, later brainwashing them into cutting themselves off from their friends and family.

However, these signs don't necessarily mean a child is being radicalised – it may be part of growing up or a sign that something else is wrong.  For more information, please visit Protecting children from radicalisation | NSPCC