Safeguarding & Child Protection
Safeguarding is about more than child protection. Child protection is specifically about protecting children and young people from suspected abuse and neglect. Safeguarding includes everything an organisation can do to keep children and young people safe, including minimising the risk of harm and accidents and taking action to tackle safety concerns.
Safeguarding is also about being able to respond quickly and appropriately to concerns or allegations brought to the organisation, which means having the right policies and procedures in place to deal with difficult situations if they arise.
If you have any concerns about the safety of a child you can contact the school by phone or by email and ask to speak to or be contacted by the Designated Safeguarding Leads. The names of the DSLs and contact information is listed below.
Alternatively, the NSPCC website (link below) contains advice, information and details about how to report a concern about a child or Hampshire Children's Services (link below).
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:
Mrs Natasha Jones, Headteacher
Mrs Kerry Howard, Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Suzanne Rix, Senior Admin Officer
Our nominated Safeguarding Governor is Dr Chris Roast, Chair of Governors
Phone: 02392 583 657
Staff and Governors receive annual whole school safeguarding training at the start of each Autumn Term. Throughout the year, staff are sent safeguarding updates/information which is also available on the school's staff shared drive as well as the safeguarding folder and safeguarding board in the staffroom. Each week, staff are sent fact sheets/information/updates in relation to safeguarding issues. Staff are assessed on their knowledge and CPD is actioned as required.
1st September 2023 - Whole School Safeguarding INSET and Prevent Training
11th September 2023 - Supporting children who have experienced trauma
19th September 2023 -Bullying and cyberbullying
25th September 2023 - Child on child sexual abuse
2nd October 2023- Children's mental health
9th October 2023- Radicalisation - Incel
30th October 2023 - The role of Operation Encompass
6th November 2023- Online Safety and Apps Awareness
13th November 2023- Anti-Bullying
20th November 2023- Adverse Childhood Experiences
27th November 2023- Community Safety
December - Staff Survey and CPD planning
8th January 2024- Safeguarding reminders
15th January 2024 - NSPCC - Brain development and adverse childhood experiences
22nd January 2024- Reviewing the outcomes of pupil conferencing
29th January 2024- KCSiE Reminder Briefing
6th February 2024- Child Modern Slavery
19th February 2024- PREVENT
27th February 2024- Eating Disorders
Haselworth Primary School's child protection & safeguarding policy provides clear direction to all school stakeholders about expected practice in dealing with safeguarding issues. It makes clear, the school’s commitment to the development of good practice and effective procedures, ensuring that safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in a way that supports and protects the needs of the child.
There are three main aims to our Child Protection Policy:
Prevention: by creating a positive school atmosphere and providing high quality teaching and pastoral support to pupils;
Protection: by following agreed procedures and ensuring staff are appropriately recruited, trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns;
Support: by providing support for pupils and school staff and for children who may have been or are being abused.
According to the DfE, Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcome
Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility at Haselworth Primary School.