Hillside Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Safeguarding lead” in school in compliance with the guidance.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Headteacher Mr A. Davies and the deputy is the Deputy Headteacher, Ms. O. O'Connor. They are supported by a team of other teachers and members of the support staff.
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Hillside Junior School please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead who knows who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
For the best interests of all our children we use all current guidance / advice from the DFE etc. following safeguarding policies and measures:
DFE - Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 (Statutory Guidance)
HM-Gov - Working together to Safeguard Children 2018
DFE - Keeping Children Safe in Education (Information for School and College Staff) 2020 Update - January 2021 (Post EU Exit)
The following policies and guidance are followed as part of our commitment to safeguarding
Drugs and Substance Misuse
Health Care Policy
Emergency & Disaster Plan
Dealing with allegations against teachers and other staff
PSHE including SRE
Safer Recruitment & Selction Policy and Procedure
Protocol for children left after school
Safeguarding statement in School Brochure
Staff Handbook - guidance on conduct
Use of photographs/video