The safety and well-being of our children is a key priority for everyone. Our federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes operating in a safe manner and ensuring that everyone is safe from harm including abuse, bullying or accident.
This means that we have safeguarding and child protection procedures in place that all staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure they are aware of and operate to. These are reviewed at least annually and we welcome any helpful comments.
As a federation we have a responsibility to inform Children’s Services if we have concerns about the welfare and safety of a child in our school.
If you are concerned about the welfare of any child, please inform the designated safeguarding lead as soon as soon as possible. If any adult has a concern about another staff member or volunteer at the Federation of Hazel Wood Infant School and Lydlynch Infant School they should inform their line manager or supervisor immediately.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sarah Couch (Interim Executive Headteacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Nicky King
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Hannah Riggs
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Kerry Yearsley
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sharon Catton
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Abby Davey
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Miss Abi Hughes
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Susan Pitchers
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Carol Whitmarsh
All staff recruitment panels include at least one person who has completed appropriate ‘Safer Recruitment in Education’ training.
All adults (staff and visitors) in school are required to wear a visitor’s sticker and must sign in at the school office.
All staff, governors, students and volunteers undertake a DBS check and staff DBS details are kept in a Single Central Record in school.
We believe that it is important to make children and young people aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable and our PSHE and Rights Respecting curriculum supports children in recognising when their personal safety is being compromised. The federation also signposts access to support for pupils, by displaying Childline posters and contact telephone number.