Safeguarding and Child Protection notice for all adult visitors to the school

In line with the schools protection policy and procedures, if you have any concerns about a child’s safety and protection, please notify the following members of staff immediately.

Robyn McDermott

Mrs McDermott

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs M Bull

Learning Mentor
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding concerns should be raised by anyone who comes into contact with a child – either outside or inside school. For all adults, a written account will be required on a ‘Safeguarding Concern’ form, which is available from the main office.

Safeguarding Statement

All the governors and staff at Thrybergh Primary share the same objective to help keep all children safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn
  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and take appropriate action with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in school.


To achieve this objective, we:

  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children
  • Promote safe practices
  • Identify instances where there are concerns about a child’s welfare and take appropriate action to keep them safe
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.

Operation Encompass

Thrybergh Primary School is part of a project that is being run across Rotherham/South Yorkshire. It is called Operation Encompass, a partnership between South Yorkshire Police, schools & colleges, supported by the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic abuse incidents, where the police have attended and that might have an impact on a child in an education setting.

A key member of staff in the school will be informed when a domestic abuse incident has occurred within the previous 24 hours or over the weekend. This will enable the school to monitor children possibly affected and, where required, support if necessary.

The designated member of the safeguarding staff will use this information in the strictest confidence. They will also ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, affected by, or witnessed a domestic violence incident.

As ever, we are keen to offer the very best support possible for our students.

If you are worried about a child

If the child is in immediate danger contact the police on

999 (in an emergency)

If the child is not in immediate danger then contact Rotherham Children’s Social Care Services to report your concerns.

Call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01709 336080

If the child is not in immediate danger but you believe a crime may have been committed then call the police on