All staff, visitors and volunteers have a responsibility to take prompt action if they are concerned about the safety or welfare of any child. Concerns of a non-urgent or low-level nature must still be reported, without delay, as they may be part of a bigger picture of concern. Any concern about, or raised by, a child must be taken seriously.
If a visitor or volunteer has any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, they should report it to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Officers:
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Single Point of Contact for PREVENT (SPOC):
Miss Natalie Carson, Deputy Headteacher
Deputy Safeguarding Lead:
Mr Chris Davidson, Headteacher
Safeguarding Officers/Family Workers and SPOC for RELAY:
Mrs Rahana Begum
Mrs Farhat Riaz
Safeguarding Officer/Family Worker:
Mr Asim Munir
Safeguarding Officer/Behaviour Lead:
Mr Chris Golding
For further information please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
Operation Encompass (RELAY)
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new operation that will run jointly with Bedfordshire Police and Luton Children’s Social Care.
Operation Encompass https://www.operationencompass.org has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present and ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.
Two nominated members of staff, known as the RELAY Single Points of Contact (SPOCs), will be identified to receive in the information. At Beech Hill, our RELAY SPOCs are Rahana Begum and Farhat Riaz. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child.
We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you have any concerns or questions then please contact Natalie Carson, Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, who will be happy to help.