Safeguarding and Early Help
Jerome Primary School actively engage with the Staffordshire Early Help Strategy, ensuring that all children receive the right help at the right time. Several members of staff have completed the Outcome Star Training - meaning that we can effectively lead Early Help meetings for our families.
Early Help involves bringing together people with the relevant skills and experience from the voluntary sector, community and/or other services to work in partnership with the child and/or their family. The aim is to help
families themselves build on their strengths to resolve identified issues and to become more resilient to prevent the issues from reoccurring.
Further information relating to Early Help in Staffordshire can be found by following the link below -
At Jerome all staff receive regular updates and training to ensure they are able to effectively safeguard the children in their care. An online reporting tool is used to ensure information is quickly, efficiently and comprehensively gathered. Staff engage with external agencies - gaining advice, sharing information, and attending meetings - to ensure necessary action is taken when any safeguarding concern is raised.
At Jerome our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Sarginson
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Ball and Mr Barry
Below you will find our latest safeguarding information leaflet. The leaflet provides you with useful information and contacts, as well as up-to-date information regarding key issues in the local area. Printed copies can be found in the school entrance.
Further information relating to Safeguarding in Staffordshire, along with specific advice for parents, can be found by following the link below -
Jerome Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy -
At Jerome we take child on child abuse and sexual harassment very seriously. We will always investigate any concerns raised by children, parents or staff - ensuring we act quickly to support all those involved.
Child on Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment Policy.pdf
At Jerome we work hard to support the mental health and well-being of our staff and pupils. This is detailed in the document below.
Mental Health and Well-Being Support
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Staffordshire Police. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Hussey Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 9TP