Bullying & Abuse Guidance

Domestic Abuse

The school is aware that children and young people’s development, as well as their social and emotional resilience, is affected by many factors including exposure to domestic abuse within the family situation and is a safeguarding issue. Children and young people react to domestic abuse in similar ways to other types of abuse and trauma

Information about Domestic Abuse and its effect upon children and young people will be incorporated into staff Safeguarding and Child Protection training and briefings and the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection’s Policies and Procedures will be used to protect children and young people exposed to, and at risk from, domestic abuse

Any child or young person thought to be at immediate risk will be reported without delay to the police service as a 999 emergency and the Manchester Children’s Service contact Centre will be contacted as soon as possible