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Key Contacts at School for Safeguarding Children

Call the school office on 0161 464 0695 to contact the following Safeguarding Leads here at Moss Valley Primary Academy:

Designated Safeguarding Person/Lead – Mr David Nightingale 

Designated Looked After Children Person/Lead – Mr David Nightingale

Named Governor for Child Protection – Rachel Barber c/o Moss Valley Primary Academy 

External Contacts for Safeguarding Children

The Bridge Partnership for child protection referrals
Tel: 0161 603 4500 or e-mail:

GMP Public Protection Investigation Unit (PPIU) – for referrals/consultation about crime-related safeguarding concerns
Tel: 0161 856 5171 or e-mail:

Managing allegations against an employee (or volunteer) – Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Tel: 0161 603 4350 / 4445


Operation Encompass

Our school is part of a project, which is run between Salford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children’s services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.

In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.

At Moss Valley Primary Academy we have three Key Adults. They are:

David Nightingale (Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead)

Kathryn Pugh (Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Suzanne Lewis (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

If the school receives an Encompass notification we will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.

All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adults may contact other organisations.

The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adults know that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adults. The Key Adults can point you towards other people that can help.

Our aim is to support children and their families.