Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and at Hampton Junior School we ensure that your child’s safety is of paramount importance.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined in ‘Keeping children safe in education –July 2016’ as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health and development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

To do this Hampton Junior School will:

Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to;

  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried;
  • Include opportunities in the curriculum and assemblies for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
  • Ensure that there are clear procedures and training in place to keep children safe.
  • The school Safeguarding policy is reviewed annually and shared with all staff during training and induction. (see policy section on website).
  • The Designated Safeguarding Leads at Hampton Junior School are Mr Jon James and Ms Helen Lockey.
  • The Designated Safeguarding governor is Mrs Alison Horn

The Richmond Local Safeguarding Children Board is an independent statutory board that ensures everyone is working together for the safety and well being of children and young people in the London Borough of Richmond. If you have concerns about a child’s developmental needs, issues around parenting or you may suspect a child is being neglected or subject to physical, sexual or emotional abuse then you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) on the following number and discuss your concerns.

SPA

020 8547 5008  (during office hours)

020 8744 2442  (evenings and weekends)

The following websites also provide advice and guidance about how to keep your child safe and support for families.

NSPCC           NSPCC

LSCB       LSCB

Refuge      Refuge

Relate – Counselling service  Relate

Keeping children safe in education (Sept 2016)

www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2