The Senior Designated Person for Safeguarding is: Laura Olley (Deputy Head Teacher)
In her absence the Deputy Designated Person is: Lisa Saunders (Assistant Head Teacher)
Trained in leading Safeguarding is: Claire Slade (Head Teacher), Lise Roberts (Assistant Head Teacher) and Pauline Lee (Wrap Around Care)
The Nominated Governor for Safeguarding children is: Clare Weatherill
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We work with the Metropolitan Police on the Operation Encompass Programme, which means we are provided, by next day notification, the names of any children in our school who have experienced domestic abuse in their household to enable us to provide appropriate support for these children .
As part of The Hayes Primary School's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy. As part of our annual Safeguarding training, we ensure that members of our team are aware of governmental priorities.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. As described in official documents published by Her Majesty’s Government, the Prevent Strategy:
responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views.
provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health).
If you are concerned that a member of staff, a Governor or potential Governor may have links to extremism or that child might be at risk of extremism, or if you have any other concern about extremism at The Hayes Primary, please contact the Department for Education’s helpline on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7340 7264. Parents/carers can also find some more information on the Educate Against Hate website by the DfE.
NSPCC Website (please click here)
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child. Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
Everyone has a responsibility to keep children and young people safe
All organisations that come into contact with children should have specific safeguarding policies and procedures in place. This includes voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, as well as schools, hospitals and sports clubs. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Please click here to access them.
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at The Hayes. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any -ESafety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our E-Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. For more information, please click on the picture below. For our E-Safety Policy, please click here.
Click on the above picture to access our E-Safety page.