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Designated Safeguarding Lead

Designated Safeguarding Lead 1 Miss Suzanne Henderson

If you have any concerns about the safety and well-being of our children then please contact Miss Henderson. 

safeguard.hopton@kirkleeseducation.uk

Telephone: 01924 489736

Keeping Children Safe In Education 2018

The government issued a new Keeping Children Safe in Education document on the 3rd of September 2018. All staff are required to read and show they understand part one of this document. Hopton staff have been given the document and will be participating in tasks to show their understanding. Hopton’s safeguarding policy is currently being updated to include all the changes from the government document. 

 

​​​​​​Safeguarding in school

  • Safeguarding is an item on the agenda of every staff meeting and governors meeting. A report is written for every governors meeting. 
  • Safeguarding assemblies take place on a regular basis, teaching the children a wide range of safety skills, for example Pantosaurus, road safety, firework safety. 
  • Safeguarding is taught through the PSHE and computing curriculum. There may also be one off safety lessons which are pertinent at the time. Children also take part in workshops and talks from outside agencies e.g. Bikeability. 
  • Children are made aware of what they need to do if they are worried about anything and who they can turn to in school. KS1 are introducing Worry Monsters in each class, whereby the children will be able to write their name and put it in the monster, this will then indicate to their teacher that they want to talk about something privately. KS2 children have access to a Worry Box, whereby they can write their concerns on a piece of paper and Mrs Helliwell, Mrs Barrow or Miss Henderson will respond to them. 
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PREVENT

All staff have undertaken Prevent training which is a government intiative for all professionals working with children to show due regard to the prevention of people being drawn to radicalisation. 

Safer Recuitment

At least one member of our interview panels has been trained in Safer Recuitment. 

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