The Children Law (Guernsey and Alderney) 2008 states that all States Departments have a duty to work together and share information to ensure that children and young people get the services they require. This is also essential to protect children and young people from suffering harm, abuse or neglect and to prevent them from offending.
All island schools are required to comply with the Interagency Guidelines on Child Protection. These may be located at http://www.icpc.gg/
The guidelines emphasise that everyone has an important part to play in preventing the abuse of children, and in responding to situations where they think that a child may be suffering, or at risk of suffering from serious harm.
Therefore if we have concerns about a child or believe that a child has suffered or is likely to suffer serious harm then the Child Protection Officer (CPO) will make enquiries to the Multi-Agency Support Hub (MASH) using the MASH enquiry form.
Any concerns raised by members of staff in the school will be reported to the Headteacher and CPO, who will contact HSC colleagues as appropriate.
At St. Anne’s School the Child Protection Officers are:
Mr Martin Winward
Ms Kim Smith
St. Anne’s School is an Operation Encompass school.
Operation Encompass is a scheme that aims to provide immediate support for children and young people who are involved in or witness domestic abuse incidents. Early Years Providers, schools, and colleges in Guernsey and Alderney are participating in this scheme, which is run jointly with Bailiwick Law Enforcement.
Operation Encompass enables information to be shared with the Early Years Providers, schools, and colleges prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse. This allows the settings to provide appropriate support, dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
More information is available at: www.operationencompass.org.
Alderney Support Team
We are a Multi-Agency group of professionals here to support Alderney’s Community. We deal with concerns within the community and low level child protection.
Anyone can put a referral through to us by email or phone.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01481 822173