Safeguarding Information for Families and Staff



Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. When a child or young person is exploited they’re given things, like gifts, drugs, money, status and affection, in exchange for performing sexual activities.

County lines

County lines drug trafficking is the practice of trafficking drugs into rural areas and smaller towns, away from major cities. Traffickers recruit vulnerable children as drug dealers.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse.


We are an Operation Encompass school. This is a police and education partnership which ensures that the school is informed, prior to the start of the day, that there has been an incident of domestic abuse to which the child or young person has been exposed.




Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a painful, non-medical, procedure undertaken on girls and young women which can seriously harm their long-term health. It is a form of child abuse and is Illegal in the UK.



Honour based abuse

Honour based violence is a collection of practices, which are used to control behaviour within families or other social groups to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and/or honour.  Women, men and younger members of the family can all be involved in the abuse.