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Safeguarding at Holly Hill

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection applies to all children up to the age of 18.

 

Safeguarding at Holly Hill

Safeguarding at Holly Hill is the collective responsibility of the whole community. We must work together to ensure that all of our children are safe and well cared for. The Designated Safeguarding Leads in school are:

Mrs. Leanne Steed (Headteacher)

Mrs. Tia Watson (Assistant Headteacher)

Mrs. Liz Keegans (SENCO and Early Years Lead)

If you have any concerns or are worried at all about your own child or another, please speak to one of these members of staff. You can also make referrals yourself by contacting the Nottinghamshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0300 500 8080. 

 

Safeguarding Assemblies, 2018/19

 

Throughout the year, there will be a variety of assemblies about some of the different safeguarding topics. Here is the plan for the year so far. If other issues occur, we will add them into our plan as well. If parents have any questions about any of these topics, please speak to Mrs. Steed. 

 

Monday 10th September

Staying safe in school

Monday 17th September

Stress and well-being

Monday 12th November

Anti-bullying

Monday 19th November

Equipment, Health & Safety

Monday 14th January

Underwear rules

Monday 21st January

Internet safety

Monday 25th February

Stranger Danger

Monday 20th May

Sun safety

Monday 17th June

Road safety

Child Protection Policy, 2017

This flowchart demonstrates the safeguarding procedures in school and what will happen if a concern is raised. It is our duty to act if we have concerns.

NSPCC Assemblies and Workshops

 

We are very excited to be welcoming the NSPCC into school during Autumn 2 2017 to deliver safeguarding assemblies to the whole school and workshops to Years 5 and 6. Content will include the 'Speak out, stay safe' programme as well as 'The underwear rule' campaign.

YAY! They did it! Well done Year 5 and 6. The providers and your teachers said how amazingly mature you all were when dealing with sensitive issues. You showed how kind, caring, concerned, respectful and engaged Holly Hill children are!

All Together Anti-Bullying Award

Did you know that Holly Hill is working hard to achieve the All Together Anti-Bullying Award? Look out for a parent workshop coming soon as part of our Anti-Bullying week events. IF you are concerned about bullying speak to school immediately You may also find this interactive online information useful as well. 

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/parenttool

Useful information for parents and carers