Haydon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In order to achieve individual excellence in a caring community, we strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support all stakeholders within the Haydon community.
Haydon School Safeguarding Team:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs M Wall (AHT) 0208 429 0005 Ext 150
- Deputy DSL: Miss Z McCarthy (DDSL) 0208 429 0005 Ext 174
- Mr D Gosling (AHT) 0208 420 0005 Ext 200
- Mr S Kidd (DHT) 0208 420 0005 Ext 179
- Mrs J Keal is our Safeguarding Link Governor and can be contacted through the school office.
Haydon School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes (via CPOMS). There are a number of related policies and procedures linked to safeguarding, some of which are a statutory requirement and some are considered to be best practice in order to support us with our collective responsibility of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021).
Our policy sets out a clear and consistent framework for safeguarding and promotes the welfare, both physically and emotionally, of every pupil in line with relevant safeguarding legislation and the DfE’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2021). It meets the statutory requirement for schools to have in place a Child Protection Policy and Procedures and defines the process and procedures that Haydon School has in place to ensure all children are kept safe and protected from harm and that all the adults in our school are clear of their role and responsibilities.
Safeguarding determines the actions we at Haydon take to keep children safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of their life. As a school we recognise that ‘it could happen here’ and therefore we are continually being proactive to ensure that every member of the Haydon community is proactive in their responsibility to Safeguard each member of the Haydon community. The most important thing that we ask is people talk to us. if your child is concerned about safety, well-being, either of themselves or a friend, they should talk to someone such as a parent, a member of staff at the school, including our dedicated Safeguarding and Pastoral Team, Year Leaders, and Deputy Year Leaders.
A full statement of our safeguarding intent can be found here.
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