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Hele's School

Hele's School

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Child Protection and Safeguarding

It is a legal requirement for every school to have a named designated safeguarding lead. At Hele’s School, the designated safeguarding leads are Mrs S Crawford (Senior Designated Person, Year 7, Drake and Scott), Mrs E Clapham (Reynolds and Weston) and Mr K Stone (Post 16).

Contact:

crawfords@heles.plymouth.sch.uk

clapham@heles.plymouth.sch.uk

stoneka@heles.plymouth.sch.uk

NEVER KEEP CONCERNS ABOUT CHILDREN’S SAFETY TO YOURSELF

Remember these three important messages:

  • All children have a right to be safe no matter what their circumstance

  • Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility

  • We all need to listen to children even though we may not always be comfortable with what we hear

Please contact us within school hours if you have a concern. We cannot keep safeguarding concerns about children and young people confidential and may need to pass on information to Children’s Social Care or the police to investigate further.

Useful contacts:

Emergency services: 999
Plymouth Children’s Social Care: 01752 308600 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
Plymouth Social Care (out of hours): 01752 346984

Our policies and procedures are consistent with South West Child Protection procedures (for further details please see here) and respond to the statutory guidance outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018.

Young Persons Guide to Keeping Children Safe

Working Together To Safeguard Children

Parents E-safety Guide

Government guidance to support mental health and wellbeing

Looking After Yourself and Your Children

Students E-safety Guide

Parental Conflict

For advice and information on coping with added family stress around the COVID-19 situation, please see https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/covid-19-advice-and-information.

If you feel you are experiencing, or at risk of, Domestic Abuse please see www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk or www.womensaid.org.uk

Several associated policies are attached below.