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Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs N Gripton Mrs N Price
Deputy Safeguarding Lead Safeguarding Governor
Mrs L Melloy Mr A Allen

This information is also displayed around school.

At Hanbury’s Farm and Oakhill primary Schools Federation, our children’s welfare is of paramount importance to us, and we are a child centered school. Our children are reassured that they have a voice, will be listened to and what they say will be taken seriously. They know that they will be supported and kept safe. They will never be given the impression that they are creating a problem by reporting abuse.

Children are encouraged to talk freely with staff if they are worried or concerned about something and our staff understand that a victim of any type of abuse should never feel ashamed for making a report. Their views and wishes will inform any assessment and provision for them.

We make every effort to listen to and capture the voice of children to enable us to have a clear understanding of their daily lived experiences.

We are aware that children may not feel ready or know how to tell someone that they are being abused, exploited, or neglected and/or they may not recognise their experiences as harmful. They may feel embarrassed, humiliated or being threatened. This could be due to vulnerability, disability and/or sexual orientation or language barriers.

This does not prevent ALL staff from having professional curiosity and speaking to the DSL if they have concerns about a child and our staff determine how best to build trusted relationships with children which facilitate this communication.

This is an extract from our Safeguarding policy, which can be found on the Policy page. 

If you have any concerns about a child or young person up to the age of 18, please contact Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Service on 0300 111 8007 and select option 1.  For further information, please use the link below. 

Staffordshire Childrens Advice and Support Service - Staffordshire County Council

In this section, there are links to key documents which we follow as a school. 

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Teaching Online Safety in Schools

RSE and Health Education

Some of the professional services we work with are listed below.  Please click on the links below for any further information.

Malachi

First Response - Staffordshire County Council

Tamworth | Samaritans

YESS – Your Emotional Support Services

Health Visiting and School Nursing :: Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (mpft.nhs.uk)