Humphrey Perkins School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


Operation Encompass

All Leicester City and Leicestershire County schools are part of Operation Encompass which is a safeguarding initiative aimed at improving outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Operation Encompass is a protocol whereby schools are formally notified of any reported incident of domestic violence at an address at which children are present or normally resident. It is run in partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and with Leicestershire Police.

All public agencies currently share information where there are safeguarding concerns or risk of harm to children and the Police now share information about all incidents of domestic abuse through Operation Encompass.

To further support the welfare of children, when any domestic abuse incident has been reported to the Police during the school term and one of our pupils was in the household, the information is shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This system has been introduced because domestic abuse in a household can have a huge impact on children, even if they do not see what is happening.

This information will be used to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support to pupils. The information will remain confidential and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis. For example, with the class teacher. It will not be shared with children.

If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about domestic abuse, call the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 802 0028.


Useful Information for students and Parents


ParentInfo is a regularly updated and free feed of information, advice and sources of support for schools and parents. ParentInfo is a collaboration between the National Crime Agency CEOP Command and The Parent Zone.


Please click here for our leaflet for parents in relation to our Prevent Strategy.



Please click here for information and guidance



Humphrey Perkins has the services of a school nursing team. If parents wish to book a referral, please contact the team directly on 01509 410217


CAMHS Family Therapy Team 

A new service that has been set up for families across Leicester and Leicestershire.  Families can ring and self refer for support. 0116 295 2909

Additional Support

Please click here for further details.

Guidance and Checklist for Parents and Carers

Inappropriate Websites


Should you require any advice or support with safeguarding, please refer to the following contacts:

Leicestershire County Council
First Response
If you have significant concerns about a child’s safety

Leicester City Council


18 or Under?

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.


Contact the NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

0808 800 5000
The Samaritans
Confidential emotional support

A provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults
Confidential drugs information and advice

CAMHS Family Therapy Team 
A new service that has been set up for families across Leicester and Leicestershire.  Families can ring and self refer for support.
Child Safety Online
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.



Please click here for our Support & Wellbeing page.


Named staff and contacts
Designated Safeguarding Lead Helen Hurley
Deputy Safeguarding Lead Della Bartram
Prevent Single Point of Contact Helen Hurley
Chair of Governors Pam Marr
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
  • Kristian Cross -Team Leader SLT
  • Della Bartram - Associate Principal
  • Jenny Piper-Gale - Executive Principal
  • Rikki Khakhar – Assistant Principal
  • Debbie Philips – PA to Principals
  • Matthew Rofe – Teacher/HOY
  • Zophie Mason - Teacher/HOY
  • Hannah Cripps - Teacher/HOY
  • Mitch Buck - Teacher/HOY
  • Val Hanford - Learning Champion
  • Kirsty Kirby - Assistant Principal

Robyn Hill - Holistic Champion

Jack Hammond - Behaviour Champion

Emma Richards - Attendance Officer

Sophie Maine - SENDCO



  • Designated Teacher for Children in Care:
  • Helen Hurley, Assistant Principal
  • Nominated Safeguarding Governor:               

Jo Harris

  • Safeguarding and Improvement Unit contacts:       

Simon Genders / Ann Prideaux - 0116 305 6314

Head of Service - Safeguarding Improvement and Quality Assurance:                 

Kelda Claire 0116 3059084 / 07507686100

LADO / Allegations:

Mark Goddard 0116 305 7597             

Safeguarding Development Officers:

Simon Genders 0116 305 7750

Ann Prideaux 0116 3057317        

First Response Children’s Duty Team (Same-day referrals)

Telephone:  0116 305 0005


Address       First Response Children’s Duty, Room 100b, County Hall, Championship Way, Glenfield. LE3 8RF

All other referrals including Early Help Services

Early Help queries and Consultation Line 0116 305 8727


Please click the links below to access these documents. 
Keeping Children Safe in Education - Department of Education Guidance
Safeguarding in Education Induction Leaflet
Safer Working Practice - Full Guidance
Safeguarding Policy


YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now. We aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer promptly to provide crisis help. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better.

It is free and confidential to text our service from the following major networks:
EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.

These include - BT Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile, iD Mobile, Sky, Telecom Plus, Lebara and GiffGaff. Some Android phones issue a warning that you will be charged for texting us, provided you are on one of these networks this warning is incorrect and you will not be charged. If you text us from a network that is not on this list there is a possibility that you may be charged for the messages and that they may appear on your bill, this is because some networks do not provide the capability to message short codes.

For more information: