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SAFEGUARDING

The Head Teacher and governors of Hambrough Primary School regard safeguarding as one of their most important priorities. As such we review safeguarding as a golden thread which runs through everything we do at school from recruiting staff to keeping the site free from hazards; from teaching and learning to the way we care for the most vulnerable children. Our safeguarding policy, therefore, is not contained in a single document but in a suite of policies which are listed under this heading.

If we are successful in our work in this area; children will:

  • Know and understand the relevant articles form the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • Know how to keep themselves, their teachers and their school mates “safe on the outside and safe on the inside;”
  • Know how to use the internet safely;
  • Know that they have the right to practice their own religion and the responsibility to ensure that this right is available to all;
  • Understand that British values also include the support of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of others.

If you were to visit our school you would see, distributed around the walls, several of the articles of the UN Convention. More importantly you would hear children using these articles to help them make decisions. On any day you might find a class involved in a PSHE (personal, social, health education) lesson, perhaps sitting in a circle, learning through discussion, games and activities how to make and keep healthy relationships. On special days, there are usually a few each year, you might become involved in making a healthy eating smoothie, or getting to know "Hector" who helps protect young children on the internet. You will meet staff  who have been subjected to rigorous checks before they were allowed to teach in our school and who have regular training in safeguarding. If you were to join the children going out of school on an educational visit you would know that there had been a risk assessment of this trip beforehand and that plans were in place to deal with different contingencies.

Holding all this together is our safeguarding group. This is composed of school staff and governors and members of outside organisations, for example the community police. The group meet half termly and work on new initiatives that come from national or local government, take part in reviewing the policies and planning our special days. They can also act as an advisory group to school if there are any international, national or environmental issues that could affect the safety of our children.

We live in a fast changing and exciting world, with many opportunities for our children. Hand in hand with the opportunities go potential dangers. Our task is to work with our parents and community to equip the children that come to Hambrough with the knowledge and skills they need to take the exciting opportunities, whilst remaining safe.

At Hambrough Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils. If concerned about a child, please contact:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Louise Singleton

Alternate Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Ellie Clark

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Wendy Quill

E-Safety Lead:   Mr Rantej Gill

The school has a suite of policies and procedures in place which outline the arrangements for the ongoing provision for children's safety.These are listed below. Many of these can be accessed from the Policies Pages. All others are available from the school office:

SAFEGUARDING POLICIES

Attendance & Punctuality

Available on Policy Page (Non-Stat)

Looking after children not collected on time after school

Available from the school

Allegations of Abuse

Available from the school

Lunchtime Policies & Procedures

Available from the school

Anti-Bullying Policy

Available on Policy Page (Non-Stat)

Medical Capability

Available from the school

ICT – Email/E-Safety

Available on Policy Page (Non-Stat)

Off-Site Visits (Educational Visits)

Available on Policy Page (Non-Stat)

Asthma

Available from the school

Photos & Video Images

Available on Policy Page (Non-Stat)

Behaviour (Management of)

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Reasonable Force

Available from the school

PSHE/Drugs/SMSC

Available from the school

Safer Recruitment

Available from the school

RSE

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Site: First Aid

Available from the school

Child Protection

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Site: Emergency Management Plan

Available from the school

Children walking alone TO and FROM School

Available on Policy Page (Non-Stat)

Site: Health & Safety

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Complaints

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Site: CCTV

Available from the school

Data Protection

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Supporting pupils with Medical problems

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Disabilities/Equal Opportunities/Inclusion /SEND

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Travel Policy

Available on Policy Page (Non-Stat)

Exclusions

Available from the school

Volunteers

Available on Policy Page (Non-Stat)

Freedom of Information

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Whistle Blowing

Available on Policy Page (Stat)

Grievance Procedures

Available from the school