Safeguarding at Bushvalley Primary School 

Safeguarding & Child Protection at Bushvalley

At Bushvalley we recognise that happy children are the best learners and so we aim to provide a comfortable and safe learning environment.

At Bushvalley Primary School we provide effective safeguarding that will:

Promote the welfare for the child/young person;

Prevent harm occurring through early identification of risk and appropriate, timely intervention; and

Protect children and young people from harm when it is required.

Please click here to read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy - This can also be viewed below


Meet the Safeguarding Team at Bushvalley

Designated Teacher: Mrs Lisa McCann   Contact: 

Deputy Designated Teacher: Mrs Emma Bartlett  Contact:

Member of Safeguarding Team: Mrs Caroline Irwin (Principal)  Contact:

Designated Governor for Child Protection: Mr Richard Lynas  Contact:

Chairperson of the Board of Governors: Rev Kenneth Crowe  Contact: 


Adults I can Trust at Bushvalley Information Leaflet 2023/2024


Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2023/2024

If you have a Concern Flowchart

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is an early intervention partnership between Police and Schools. It is aimed at supporting children who are victims of domestic violence.
Operation Encompass is already established across all of England and Wales and is now coming to Northern Ireland. It is very simple idea, but one that will help us to support and protect vulnerable children. When the Police attend an incident of domestic violence where one of our pupils is present, they will inform the schools designated teacher for child protection at the start of the next school day. This information is shared in strict confidence and school staff are only told on a need to know basis.  
Following any notification from the police, our staff will provide immediate support to any child who has been the victim of domestic abuse. We know that when children do witness domestic abuse at home, this is a highly traumatic experience for them. By taking part in Operation Encompass, we can provide tailored and compassionate support to our pupils, in line with our school ethos. This builds on our existing commitment to child safeguarding.

Find out more: 
Should you wish to find out more information, please contact the schools Designated Teacher for Child Protection Mrs L McCann or alternatively you can read more about Operation Encompass at