Safeguarding Statement

Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Safeguarding remains the responsibility of all staff and volunteers at our school and we ensure that all relevant adults undergo regular continuous professional development and training and that our safeguarding processes and procedures are robust and rigorous.

These measures are in place to ensure that a culture of safeguarding is firmly embedded throughout our school.

The designated safeguarding lead for our school is Mrs Kim Hall (Headteacher)

The deputy safeguarding lead for our school is Mrs Bex Carter (Deputy Headteacher)

The nominated lead governor for safeguarding is Mrs Fiona Miller (Co-opted Governor) 

All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies.

Please click on the link below to read our Child Protection Policy:

Child Protection Policy September 2019

All adults are also expected to read the DfE guidance:

Keeping children safe in education guidance – September 2018.pdf

It should be read alongside statutory guidance:

Working Together to Safeguard Children,

and departmental advice:

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused- Advice for practitioners.

Effective working together depends on an open approach and honest relationships between agencies. Where professionals consider that the practice of other professionals is placing children at risk of harm, they must be assertive, act swiftly and ensure that they challenge the relevant professionals in line with the  SET (Southend, Essex & Thurrock) procedures:

https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/how-we-keep-children-safe/set-child-protection-procedures

Schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This is referred to as Prevent. More information can be found on the government’s website via this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

Get advice

NSPCC (for adults)
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Contact the NSPCC if you want to discuss your concerns and get advice.

ChildLine (for children and young people)
Telephone: 0800 1111 (free)
The ChildLine number won’t show up on your phone bill if you call from a landline or from most mobile networks.

Gov.uk
Advice and information about reporting child abuse can be found at https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse