Safeguarding at Helmingham Community Primary School

Safeguarding in our school is considered to be everyone’s responsibility and, as such, our school aims to create the safest environment within which every pupil has the opportunity to achieve.

Helmingham Community Primary School recognises the contribution it can make in ensuring that all pupils registered, or who use our school, feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken.  We will do this by endeavouring to work in partnership with other agencies and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need.

Key contacts

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Bernie Cleland (Headteacher)
  • Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Clare Hawes
  • Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Judith Hinchcliffe
  • Chair of Governors – Mr Glen Buckingham

If you have any concerns they should be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Alternate Designated Sageguarding Lead.

Our curriculum

Through our PSHE curriculum and the SEAL schemes of work we cover many elements of safety with the children.  The children throughout the school regularly have visits into school promoting personal safety such as the Police, School Nurse and Year 6 visit Crucial crew (all emergency services represented) before going to High School.

Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to prevent people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.  We take the Prevent duty very seriously and it is seen as part of our wider safeguarding duties. Many of the things we do in school help pupils become positive, happy members of society and therefore contribute to the prevent strategy.

  • The Prevent Lead is Mrs Bernie Cleland
  • The Prevent Governor is Mrs Judith Hinchcliffe

Any concerns about pupils who may be vulnerable to radicalisation should be reported to the Prevent Lead.

On-Line Safety

Our school is committed to ensuring that our pupils have the skills and understanding to be able to use the internet confidently and safely.  We make sure that internet safety is explicitly taught.  All members of the school community are required to sign and acceptable use agreement.

The Think U Know area of the CEOP’s website contains some great resources for parents and children.

If you are concerned about anything you see online you can click this button to re

port it.

Volunteers and visitors in school

All volunteers is school are required to read and agree a Code of Conduct before working in school.  We carry out a DBS check before any volunteer can work with a child independently.

Visitors to school are required to read our safeguarding statement and sign in at the school office.

Related School Policies & Information

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