At Hyde Park Infant School we fully recognise our responsibilities for safeguarding the welfare of children. It is our priority to keep your children safe. We will therefore:
• Make sure our school is a place where children feel safe, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
• Make sure children know that there are adults in the school who they can talk to if they are worried.
• Help children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse (including online abuse).
All our staff are trained in safeguarding, are DBS checked and aware of the school and statutory protocols that must be followed. We believe that child protection and safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere including at school and online, and all staff should be alert to possible concerns being raised.
If you have concerns that a child may be at risk of serious harm, contact Plymouth Gateway on 01752 668000. In an emergency, where a child may be at risk of immediate harm, call the Police on 999.
f you have a concern about your own children or those of others at the school, please contact the school office and ask for a Designated Safeguarding Lead. These are your points of contact in relation to any safeguarding and child protection issues.
Mrs Y. Jones. Executive Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs D Razey – Head of School and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms. H. McNamee – SENCO, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Hyde Park Infant School is committed to providing Early Help to children and young people. Our priority is to focus on the needs and listen to the views of the child.
“Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life,” (Keeping Children Safe in Education, Sept 2022). “Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
(Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022)