Keeping Children Safe
Highwood Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors; promoting a climate where children and adults 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 ensuring that they grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and take action where necessary so that they have the best outcomes.
Mr Taylor and Mrs. Lipski are the Designated Safeguarding Officers and all staff are updated with training and attend regular updates.
Keeping Children Safe
The school follows Safer Recruitment procedures for all adults working at the school.
In line with good practice records are kept of:
- Discussions/observations with a child
- Discussions/observations with a parent
- Discussions /observations made by school staff
These records and actions are confidential and kept securely. Actions are reviewed regularly where necessary.
Risk Assessments for trips and other events including individual plans are in place and reviewed regularly.
All visitors sign in through the school office and identity checks are made.
Volunteers are given a full induction by our School Business Manager
Anyone who has a concern about a child can make a referral to social services.The local number is 0345 603 7627
The Governing Body
The Governing Body ensures the school meets its statutory responsibilities to ensure children attending the school are safe. The Safeguarding Governor visits regularly to monitor records and check on procedures.
Through all areas of the curriculum we encourage children to think about how to stay safe. The children also attend sessions on Fire safety, Bikeability and safe use of the internet.
At Highwood Primary School we take the issue of Internet Safety very seriously and below you will find information that will support you as parents/guardians.
The internet is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring risks. We work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and learn how to keep themselves safe.
All pupils are asked to sign an agreement on how they will use the Internet in school. You can view a copy in our e-safety policy, found in the 'Our School' tab and then on the 'policies' page.
The CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) logo pictured here is on a lot of social networking sites. It is the Advice, Help and Report button. Clicking on it will take you to their website, where you can easily follow links for help if you are a parent or child.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
This is an education initiative by CEOP - the UKs national law enforcement agency that focusses on tackling online abuse of children.
Your guide to the social networks your child may use go to https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
For guidance re Tik Tok - please read the document below.
If you are a parent or carer, you may also find the links below useful.