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At Hemington Primary School, our core responsibility is for the safety and well-being of the children in our care. As such, we take our responsibility for safeguarding, including our statutory responsibilities, very seriously. Only if children are safe and happy are they able to fulfil their potential in their learning.
All members of the safeguarding team are level 2/3 trained.
If you have any safeguarding issues or concerns please speak to a member of our safeguarding team on: 01332 810447
Here is a list of the member of our Safeguarding team:
· Mrs Andrea Reay and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
· Miss Lucy Timbrell – Head of School and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Our safeguarding governor is Mrs Mary Kate Batterbee.
We can achieve this objective by:
· Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
· Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed Child Protection Plan.
· Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe. Pupils are taught about safeguarding as a part of the national curriculum through PSHE, SRE and Religious Education.
· Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
· Ensuring we practise safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children in our school.
· Ongoing staff development/training and learning to recognise children in need of protection.
Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility
In order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, the school will act in accordance with the following guidance:
· Keeping Children Safe in Education
· Working Together to Safeguard Children
We have a number of policies in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (23/24) and online safety policies. Please use the link below to view our policies:
At Hemington Primary, we take the safety of our children very seriously, both in the real world and online.
What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
· protecting children from maltreatment
· preventing impairment of children’s health or development
· ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
· taking action to enable all children have the best outcome
Child Protection is the protection of children identified as either suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.
Safeguarding Support in Leicestershire
Contact Leicestershire police on 999 if a crime is being committed or a child is in immediate danger.
Contact Leicestershire police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger.
Contact Leicestershire First Response Children’s Duty Team if you think a child is being:
· physically abused
· sexually abused
Telephone our First Response Children’s Duty Team if you have urgent concerns about a child who needs a social worker or police officer today: Call 0116 305 0005 (24 hour phone line)
As a school within Leicestershire, we are part of Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short, medium and long-term effects of domestic abuse
Children and Family Wellbeing Service (CFWS) provides early help services – these are services which may be offered at any point in a child or young person’s life, where the child is experiencing some difficulties which cannot be supported by universal services, such as schools or GP, alone.
· Children and Family Wellbeing Services Triage Team
· Phone : 0116 305 8727