At Hambridge Primary School we strongly recognise the need for vigilant awareness of safeguarding issues. All staff have appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out. 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 will be achieved by maintaining an ethos of safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people as well as protecting staff. This is supported by clear behaviour, anti-bullying and child protection policies, appropriate induction and training, briefing and discussion of relevant issues and relevant learning in line with current legislation and guidelines.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jeremy St John
(Please refer any concerns to Mr Jeremy St John in the first instance or to a deputy Designated Senior Person below)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Laura Chesterfield
Designated Persons for Domestic Violence and Abuse: Mr J St John, Mrs L Chesterfield
Designated Officer for Children In Care: Mr Jeremy St John
Alternatively, if it is at a weekend or during school holidays, you can contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team directly on 0345 155 1071
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 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).
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 Mr J St John
Taken from Social+ on Facebook.
Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in the update where you can view the exact location of your friends. It can give you the area, town, and street and if you zoom in enough, it shows the house on the street layout.
Snapchat has a lot of young users on. If your children are on please check that they have their location set to Ghost mode. That way no one can see where they are.
To do this make sure app is the updated version and go to selfie mode on the camera. Then zoom out. It will give you the option of changing to who can see your location.
We know that many children are using social media when ‘officially’ they are too young to sign up to the sites. Lots of them say that Mums and Dads have signed them up. There’s nothing illegal in that, but please keep in mind that if you sign your 8 year old up to Facebook now saying they are 13, in five years they will appear as an 18 year old on the site.
If an adult tries to groom your then 13 year old via social media, they will be able to argue that they thought they were talking to another adult. Remember to update their details, check their privacy settings, and talk to them about which pictures they use for their profile, so they’re safe online. Thank you.
The NSPCC (click link) offers guidance on how to set up parental controls, to: