What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding for pupils is simply:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Leanne Hall
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Stacey Parsons
Designated Persons for Domestic Violence and Abuse: Mrs Leanne Hall, Miss Stacey Parsons
Designated Officer for Children In Care: Mrs Leanne Hall
Our Designated Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Debbie Eustice.
Reporting a Concern
If you have any worries regarding child protection issues, please speak to a member of the safeguarding team.
Alternatively, if you are worried about a child or young person who could be in danger please contact
You can contact the police directly by dialling 101 and they will discuss with Children's Social Care what action should be taken. In an emergency always contact the police by dialling 999.
If you would like to speak to a social worker outside of office hours please phone the
Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 123 23 27
Our Safeguarding Culture and Ethos
At Hambridge Primary School we recognise that the safeguarding of all pupils is paramount and everyone's responsibility.
All staff have appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and are confident about carrying them out
Our ambition as a school is that staff, pupils, parents and Governors should feel secure that they can raise any issues or concerns about the safety or welfare of children and know that they will be listened to and taken seriously.
This is achieved through the school maintaining an ethos where safeguarding is at the forefront, promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people as well as staff . This is supported by clear behaviour, anti-bullying and child protection policies, appropriate induction and training, briefing and discussion of relevant issues in staff meetings and relevant learning in line with current legislation and guidelines.
Radicalisation and Extremism
The Government defines extremism as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
Some children are at risk of being radicalised: adopting beliefs and engaging in activities which are harmful, criminal or dangerous. Islamic extremism is the most widely publicised form and schools should also remain alert to the risk of radicalisation into white supremacy extremism.
School staff receive PREVENT training to help to identify signs of extremism. Opportunities are provided in the curriculum to enable pupils to discuss issues of religion, ethnicity and culture and the school follows the DfE advice Promoting fundamental British Values as part of SMCS (spiritual, moral, social and cultural education) in Schools (2014).
Recruitment is carried out using 'safer recruitment' procedures to ensure that only people who are vetted and cleared to the highest standard are employed to work with children in our school.
Volunteers in School
We are fortunate to have a number of volunteers working with us at Hambridge. We have robust procedures in place to ensure our volunteers comply with safeguarding requirements.
More details available in our Volunteers Guidance available from the school office or speak with our Headteacher Mrs Leanne Hall
We recognise our responsibility in teaching children to use technology and the internet responsibly and safely. Through our computing and online safety teaching we also try to ensure that children are able to recognise and deal with dangers posed by the internet as they use this resource. More detail can be found under the Children/ Online Safety tab at the right hand side of our website.