Hilltop First School School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the children's welfare is our paramount concern.
We believe that Hilltop First School should be a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and moral development of every individual pupil. We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place, of which all staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure be aware and follow. This policy is available on the school website. A printed copy can be obtained from the school office upon request.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents or carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person’s welfare.
Hilltop Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lynn Bima
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Juliet Wright
Governor responsible for Safeguarding: Derek Moss
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children: Lynn Bima
If you are concerned about a child or young person’s welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSL’s as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation. If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children or young people) then you should report this directly to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher)– who will consider what action to take.