Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Safeguarding Children at Hammond School

Our commitment...

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request. Our policy and practice is in line with and supports the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Sarah Evans and Mrs Karen Ney (Mrs Denise Coady during Mrs Ney's maternity leave)

Our designated safeguarding governor is Mr Joseph Lord

What to do if you are concerned...

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the DSL as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the DSL in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) – who will consider what action to take.

E-Safety

At Hammond School we take Internet Safety very seriously. The children are taught about how to use the Internet safely as part of dedicated sessions and when using IT in school, and we provide guidance via this page for our children.

We encourage parents to consider safe practice for their children when using the Internet at home.  Google's Safety Centre allows parents to enable SafeSearch filtering:  http://www.google.co.uk/familysafety/tools.html

This setting is designed to screen sites with explicit content that you don't want your child to stumble across when browsing the Internet.

Top Tips for Safer Surfing!

1. Remind your child that the internet is not a private space. Any information that your child puts online can be shared with anyone and may be used in a harmful way.

2. Keep communication open! Let your child know that it’s never too late to tell if something or someone is making them uncomfortable.

3. Teach your child to only open emails from people they know. Files may contain inappropriate images, content or viruses

4. Keep the computer somewhere in the house where it is easy for you to monitor what they are viewing.

5. Use internet filtering software and your browser’s control to offer the degree of security needed to protect your child.

Available below is our E-Safety policy as adopted by all GLF schools for your information, as well as our E-Safety and Safeguarding curriculum for all year groups. Within the Curriculum pages you will also find tailored information for each year group.

 

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