Hollinswood Primary School & Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. In addition all staff, governors and regular volunteers are expected to attend statutory training to keep up to date of all relevant safeguarding polices and procedures.
We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedure in place. All staff (including support and supply staff, regular volunteers and Governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents, carers, and pupils are welcome to read the policy which can be found on the website under the Polices section and from the school offices. Alternatively you can just click the link here. Child Protection and Safeguarding in Schools Policy - September 2019 (Updated April 2020)
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a young person’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 pupils’ welfare.
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’S)
Our DSL’s are Mr Glenn Atkinson (Headteacher), Mrs Kath Osborne (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Sam Jones (Teacher) and Mrs Jenny Evans (Chair of Governors).
The requirement to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely is addressed as part of the wider duty of care to which all who work in schools are bound. Our school e-safety policy helps to ensure safe and appropriate use. The development and implementation of such a strategy involves all the stakeholders from the headteacher and governors to the senior leaders and classroom teachers, support staff, parents, members of the community and the pupils themselves.
However, the use of these new technologies can put young people at risk within and outside the school. Some of the dangers they may face include:
Many of these risks reflect situations in the off-line world and our e-safety policy is used in conjunction with other school policies (eg behaviour, anti-bullying and child protection policies).
As with all other risks, it is impossible to eliminate those risks completely. It is therefore essential, through good educational provision to build pupils’ resilience to the risks to which they may be exposed, so that they have the confidence and skills to face and deal with these risks.
The school has provided the necessary safeguards to help ensure that we have done everything that could reasonably be expected of us to manage and reduce these risks. Our e-safety policy explains how we intend to do this, while also addressing wider educational issues in order to help young people (and their parents/carers) to be responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other communications technologies for educational, personal and recreational use.
Hollinswood Primary School & Nursery takes seriously its duties to assist parents and help them with online safeguarding resources. For information and support in these areas the following websites below are available for all staff and parents to view. The sites are for all age groups, parents and carers. which will form the basis and assist with e safety education, support and policy in our school.
Further Safeguarding Policies and Related Reading Material
Working Together to Safeguard Children - July 2018
Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2019