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Safeguarding

Hempstalls Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them 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; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Hempstalls Primary School Safeguarding Policy Purpose and Aims:

  • Building resilience - raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the language and skills needed to keep them safe. Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop within an ethos of openness;
  • Supporting vulnerable pupils - supporting pupils who have been abused, have witnessed violence towards others or may be vulnerable to abuse
  • Preventing unsuitable people from working with children - ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children. 

Our Ethos:

  • The child’s welfare is of paramount importance, we are a child centered school.
  • We maintain a professional attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerns about the welfare of a child, staff members will always act in the best interests of the child. This policy has been developed in-conjunction with our school culture of prevention, protection and support.
  • Our school will continue to maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and feel safe. Children at our school are encouraged to talk freely with any staff member at our school if they are worried or concerned about something. We follow the below guidance: what to do if you are worried a child is being abused
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the language and skills needed to keep them safe. Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop within an ethos of openness.
     


Designated Safeguarding Leads - Main office telephone number: 01782 950082  

Miss Bell

Miss Bell 
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Officer

Mrs Hemmings

Mrs Hemmings
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Timmis

Mrs Timmis 
Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Kirkham

Mrs Kirkham
Safeguarding Lead

Miss McDonald

Miss McDonald
Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Mullock

Mrs Mullock
Safeguarding Lead


 

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Evans

Mrs Amanda Evans  

 

Helplines

Catch 22

A list of Helplines, apps and websites to support parents

NSPCC Helpline

0808 800 5000

  
Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Service

Opening Hours:
8:30am - 5:00pm Mon-Thurs
8:30am - 4:30pm Friday

In an emergency outside office hours:
0345 604 2886

General enquires:
01785 277151

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

If you have any concerns about exploitation or abuse, please report it via this website

 
HempstallsPrimary School
Contact Us
Mrs Shutt: 01782 950082Hempstalls Primary Schooloffice@hempstalls.staffs.sch.ukCollard Ave, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle ST5 9LH
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