Safeguarding at Mabe School

Everyone is responsible for keeping children at Mabe School safe. If you have any concerns about a child in our school, then you must come and speak with one of the Designated Members of staff as soon as possible.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL and DDSL) are the people appointed to take the lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection in school.

At Mabe School, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)  is Mrs Jules Jenkin (Headteacher) and the Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Mr Steve Cruse (Year 6 Teacher).
Mrs Jules Jenkin

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Telephone: 01326 372662

Mr Steve Cruse

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Telephone: 01326 372662

Mrs Sophie Beaumont

Safeguarding Governor

Telephone: 01326 372662

The Designated Safeguarding Lead, with the support of the Deputy Safeguarding Lead:

  • Ensures safeguarding is at the heart of the school ethos and that all staff and volunteers know how to recognise, respond and report any concerns.
  • Liaise with parents, staff on matters of safety and safeguarding when deciding whether to make a referral.
  • As required liaise with the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) regarding any concerns.
  • As required, liaise with the local authority is a concern has arisen regarding a member of staff or an adult in school.
  • Act as a source of support, advice and expertise for parents and staff.
Safeguarding Statement

At Mabe School, we have a child-centred approach to safeguarding where, at all times, our practitioners consider what is in the best interests of our pupils. We understand that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (DFE, 2021) as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Operation Encompass

Mabe Primary School is an Operation Encompass School.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass ensures 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. This enables us to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

Our Key Adult is Mrs Jules Jenkin