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Hampton Hill Junior School

Safeguarding

Hampton Hill Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults at our school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in our commitment to keeping children safe. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Mandy Appleyard and Mrs Caroline Wrigglesworth.

We have a Safeguarding Governor, Barbara Clifford, who monitors the effectiveness of our safeguarding policy and procedures.

Below you will find a series of points about how to contact the borough’s Single Point of Access for extra support or to make a referral if you have a concern that needs professional help or support with a problem or situation. You are within your rights to do so if you feel there is a need for this.

The link to start a referral is given here:

SINGLE POINT OF ACCESS

Making a referral to the Single Point of Access ( SPA)

You may be concerned about a child's developmental needs, issues that you or somebody else, as a parent or carer, is experiencing, or you suspect a child is being neglected or subjected to some form of abuse.

Before you start:

If you are concerned about a child being at risk, or your referral requires a timely response, you should phone the SPA on 020 8547 5008 for guidance prior to completing this form. Experts on the end of the line will be able to advise you over the phone and direct you if they feel there is a need for a referral.

SPA:    020 8547 5008  (during office hours)     020 8770 5000  (evenings and weekends)

Call 999 if you think a child or young person is in immediate danger.

E-SAFETY:

We are always looking for ways to educate children and parent/carers to be safe online. The Thinkuknow website is an informative and vaulable source of up to date resources which we highly reccomend: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Other useful links:

Ceop

 

 

www.internetmatters.org

www.childnet.com

www.e-safetysupport.com

A great, fun website for testing how secure your password is: http://www.my1login.com/resources/password-strength-test/

Please see below for more information.

PRIVATE FOSTERING:

Looking after someone else’s child

Private Fostering is when a child, under the age of 16 years (under 18 if they are disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a close relative, for 28 days or more.

Children under 16 who spend more than 2 weeks in residence during school holiday time in school are now seen as privately fostered; or more than 2 weeks in hospital.

Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts. To be private fostering, the arrangement has not been made by the local authority, and the child or young person is not being looked after by an approved foster carer.

To find out more about private fostering follow the link below

https://www.afcfostering.org.uk/types-of-fostering/private-fostering/

If you are aware of a child being privately fostered, please inform the child’s school as a matter of urgency.