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Here at Hookstone Chase, everyone is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We have created an environment where school staff and volunteers feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened to when they have concerns about the safety and well-being of a child. Our children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried. We ensure children who have additional/unmet needs, are supported appropriately. This could include referral to Early Help services or specialist services if they are a child in need or have been / are at risk of being abused and neglected. As part of our broad and balanced curriculum children are taught about safeguarding, including online safety. Staff members working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ and are advised to act in the interests of the child where safeguarding is concerned. If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school, please talk to a member of the school safeguarding team.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding covers the actions we take to protect the welfare all our pupils.
What is child protection?
Child protection refers to the processes undertaken to protect children who have been identified as suffering or being at risk of suffering significant harm.
Hookstone Chase's Safeguarding Team
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is Mrs Janet Peacock, Pastoral Leader and Designated Safeguarding Lead,.
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sahra McCann.
The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs Maxine Watkinson.
The Trust's Safeguarding Trustee is Mrs B Ashby.
You can contact any of the above on the main school telephone number.
Useful Safeguarding Links
Any concerns about inappropriate conduct in school by members of staff or visitors must be taken to the Head of Academy or a member of the Safeguarding team immediately.
If you do not feel you can take your concern to the above people, please either:
- Contact the Chair of Governors via the school address or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact the Chief Executive Officer or the Chair of Trustees via NSAT Business Centre, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QN, or by email to: email@example.com
Free, confidential advice about Whistleblowing can also be obtained from Protect: https://protect-advice.org.uk
Links to Policies
What should I do if I have a safeguarding concern?
If you have a safeguarding concern surrounding a pupil at Hookstone Chase Primary School, please call to speak to member of the Safeguarding Team or send us an email.
Phone Number: 01423 886026