Broadmead Lower School

Belonging, Learning, Succeeding

Park Crescent, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK43 9NN

Tel: 01234 768318



At Broadmead Lower, the safety and welfare of our children is our utmost priority.  The school ensures that all staff receive regular and relevant training and that all staff and volunteers have the required DBS checks in place.

The Lead Designated Person for Safeguarding is the Headteacher, Mrs Sharon Horobin.

The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are  Mrs Debbie Cosbie-Ross and Mrs Wendy LeNette

 The governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mrs Sharon Burrows.

Operation Encompass
Our school is part of Operation Encompass.
This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which
supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation
Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse
incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have
been called to a domestic incident.

Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school.
The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential
safeguarding and child protection information.
The DSL has also led training for all school staff and Governors about Operation
Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on
children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the
Operation Encompass notification. We are aware that we must do nothing that puts
the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk.
The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report
to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports. The DSL has used the
Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken
by the school.




Please see below our information leaflet for visitors, volunteers and governors. 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Department for Education has produced a document called “Keeping Children Safe in Education”.  This provides schools with statutory guidance on how to keep pupils safe.