School DSL And Prevent Officer and Operation Encompass Key Adult
(with overall responsibility for safeguarding at the school, boarding and nursery):
Mrs Francesca Bradbury

School Deputy DSLs and Prevent Officers:
Miss Bethan Ashton and Mr Ed Cook
School contact: 01206 574305 or

Nursery DSL and Prevent Officer: Karen Travers
Nursery Deputy DSLs: Vicki Shreeve, Claire Cutts, Charlotte Taylor & Michelle Evans
Nursery number: 01206 273827

NSPCC Videos

What can we do about child abuse?

Protecting young people involved with gangs

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

I saw your willy

Lucy and the boy 

NSPCC Talk Pants


Harmful Sexual Behaviour Prevention Toolkit

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has produced this toolkit which may be used by parents/carers and professionals to help them be aware of the risks of harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people. The toolkit includes support, advice, information, and resources and links to useful organisations. It has been recommended by the Essex Head of Education Safeguarding and Wellbeing. This resource is designed for children of all ages, so we recommend that parents take time to look through for advice and tips that are appropriate to the age of their children.

Sexual Abuse in Education Settings

NSPCC Helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in education settings:

0800 136 663

You can also find more help and information on the NSPCC info page – here

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement 

Our school is part of Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass is a national police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Violence and Abuse and which is in place in every police force in England and Wales.

Children were recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the 2021 Domestic Abuse Act.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information with our school about all police attended Domestic Abuse incidents which involve any of our children PRIOR to the start of the next school day.


Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827


Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305