Hartest CE Primary School is committed to the Safeguarding and Protection of all our children and members of staff. All members of staff, Governors and regular volunteers are subject to DBS Checks and an interview panel will include at least one member of staff trained in Safer Recruitment Practices. Visitors to the school are asked to sign in, read our visitor guidelines and wear a badge whilst on site. All contractors are also asked to provide photo ID.
For more detailed information please read our Hartest Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy October 2020
An Appendix has recently been added to this document, in response to the school’s closure during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see Appendix D here: Appendix_D_Temporary_guidance_safeguarding_in_schools_during_COVID_19_pandemic
If you have any concerns regarding a child at our school please contact one of the designated safeguarding leads or an alternate safeguarding lead.
Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility
Early Help Offerings
Hartest CE Primary School offers opportunities and services to children and families to help support them, such as:
- Student Voice- through the Student School Council and Eco Council
- SATS Clubs
- Breakfast Club and After School Care in The Nest
- Afterschool Sports and Drama Clubs
- Lunch time Clubs- including Football Coaching and Computer Club
- Forest School
- Education Welfare Officer
- School Nursing Team
- Speech and Language Support
- Family Support Workers
- PREVENT Duty Training
- Common Assessment Framework (CAF) Offer
The Prevent Strategy
The Guidance on Safeguarding Individuals Vulnerable to Radicalisation should be read in conjunction with the Safeguarding policy. It gives guidance to schools and individuals who suspect radicalisation of a child.
Parents/ Carers who would like to understand the signs of radicalisation and extremism and how they can support young people in staying safe should read this Keeping Young People Safe Against Extremism information leaflet, or feel free to come into school to discuss this with a safeguarding individual.
We also have available to download a Parents Guide to Extremism.
The DfE and Home Office have a website that gives Teachers, Parents and School Leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. It is called Educate Against Hate and can be found here.
Online Safety Policy
For more information about how we work to protect children when they are accessing programs online please read our Hartest Online Safety Policy 2020