Support for Parents and Families

At Alma Park, we are fully committed to supporting parents and families in order to keep children safe. Below, you will find information, tools and resources on a range of safeguarding issues. If you have any further questions, please get in touch.

What is abuse and neglect?

Physical abuse is any way of intentionally causing physical harm to a child or young person. This may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning, scalding, drowning or suffocating.

Sexual abuse is any act that involves a child in any activity for the sexual gratification of another person. This may involve physical contact or non-contact activities. Sexual abuse can happen in-person or online.

Emotional abuse is defined as ‘persistent emotional maltreatment of a child, such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development.’ THis may involve conveying to children that they are worthless, unloved, inadequate, or valued on insofar as they meet the needs of another person.

Other forms of abuse and neglect include: overprotection which prevents the child from participating in normal, social interactions; exposing children to the ill-treatment of another; and the exploitation and corruption of children.

Domestic Abuse

Operation Encompass is a Police & Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. This ensures all incidents of domestic abuse are shared with schools, so they can deliver appropriate support to the child.

Alma Park Primary School is proud to be part of the Operation Encompass intervention.

Learn more: Operation Encompass


At Alma Park the safety of our children is of the utmost importance. This includes keeping them safe in the online world. We operate an open-door policy for reporting issues relating to eSafety and very much welcome parents and carers to come into school to speak with a member of staff about any concerns.

Further support for parents and carers: Childnet

Further support for children: Kidsmart

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse which sees children/young people being manipulated or coerced into sexual activity for receiving ‘something’ such as: gifts, money, food, attention, somewhere to stay, etc. CSE may occur in-person or online.

Further information regarding CSE can be found on the following websites:




Prevent is a government strategy designed to prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. As a school, we have a key role to play in protecting children from the threat of radicalisation and extremism.

Learn more: DfE Prevent Duty

For further support, follow the links below:



Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership