Every child has the right to be protected.
It is everyone’s responsibility to protect children.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):
Mrs L. V. Bracken (Head Teacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs):
Mrs L. Gray (currently on maternity leave) and Miss R. Dundas (Class Teachers)
Rev. T. Etherton
At Hatherden CE Primary School, we believe that every child has the right to be safe and to be cared for in a way that ensures their safety and also meets individual needs. We recognise our moral and statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and understand that all children need protection at all times from anything or anyone that may cause them harm. We work together following our Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy to ensure we achieve this.
Child Protection is a key aspect of Safeguarding; it refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm. Safeguarding, in addition to child protection, incorporates issues including pupil health and safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse.
The responsibility for child safeguarding falls on everybody employed by the school. All adults who work, volunteer or visit Hatherden CE Primary School are expected to support and uphold the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies.
All staff, including volunteers, have a statutory obligation to report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) if there is suspicion of abuse/neglect of a pupil or if a pupil discloses abuse or allegations of abuse.
We follow the child protection procedures set out by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board and follow statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education: 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020'.
If you have concerns, please contact one of the DSLs on: 01264 735260.
Please take time to read our safeguarding policies and associated documents which can be found on the main policies page.