Homelands Primary School recognises that it has an important part to play in the complete development of every child and, in particular, in ensuring the delivery of the government’s 5 key issues as published in Every Child Matters:
At Homelands the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance; the school provides a secure environment in which children can flourish.
The Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO) at Homelands is: Mrs Angela Urquhart (Headteacher).
The Designated Deputy Child Protection Officer at Homelands is: Mr Mark Treadwell (SENDCO).
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Devon and Cornwall Police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, 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 involved in, or exposed to, 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.