Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

William Austin Junior School is committed to safeguarding and actively promoting the welfare of children and young people. We believe in promoting the welfare of all our children by protecting them from harm and making sure they feel safe. We provide a safe environment for children to learn and grow.

William Austin Junior School Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns about a pupil please see any member of the Safeguarding Team.

Mrs Douglas and Mrs Adams are the Designated Safeguarding Leads.  If you have concerns about an adult in school please see Mrs Adams or Mrs Parkar.

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Mrs Douglas
Inclusion Manager
Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Mrs Adams
Head Teacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs T Parkar Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Parkar
Deputy Head

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Mrs Ramzan
Assistant Head

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Mr McMulkin
Assistant Head


Mrs Slater
Family Worker Team Leader


Mrs Pal
Family Worker


Mrs Akhtar
Family Worker

Operation Encompass

At William Austin Junior School, we are working in partnership with Luton Council and Bedfordshire Police to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic abuse in their household; nationally this scheme is called Operation Encompass and locally as Relay. In order to achieve this, Luton Council will share police information with the Nominated Relay SPOC of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been affected. On receipt of any information, the Nominated Relay SPOC will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt.

All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘LC Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.

For further information please the link below

Operation Encompass Letter

10 key principles of OE


Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from threats of terrorism. Prevent is one of the elements of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. At William Austin we are committed to safeguarding our pupils against radicalisation. As a school we actively promote British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.

All staff have had Prevent training. Mrs Douglas is our Prevent lead.

Guidance & Policies

Keeping Children Safe In Education


Safer recruitment

Online Safety

Acceptable Use of Internet and E-mail

Education Against Hate

Child-on-child Abuse

Protecting Children Online - Advice to Parents & Carers