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Hornsea School & Language College

3G Sports Pitch

CONDITIONS OF USE

SUBMISSION OF THE BOOKING FORM BY THE HIRER, OR HIS/HER AGENTS, AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE BOOKING BY THE SCHOOL, SHALL CONSTITUTE A FORMAL CONTRACT BETWEEN THE HIRER AND THE SCHOOL. THE CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREUNDER SHALL FORM AN INTEGRAL PART OF THAT AGREEMENT, TOGETHER WITH ANY CONDITIONS OR ALTERATIONS TO THOSE CONDITIONS SEUBSEQUENTLY MADE BY THE SCHOOL WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE 3G PITCH ENTRANCE.

It is the responsibility of the person named on the booking form to ensure that their groups comply with the following conditions:

  1. It is the responsibility of the person named on the booking form, and signed below, to ensure that adequate First Aid provision is made for the duration of the booking and complies with the event Risk Assessment
  2. In the event of an accident requiring further medical attention, please inform a member of the school staff on duty.
  3. Community bookings must be made and confirmed on the appropriate booking forms and paid for at the specified rate
  4. Booked times must be strictly adhered to.
  5. All play must end promptly and in any case, participants should leave the school site by:

              1st Sept-14 May:

              Mon-Thurs  22:15

              Friday  21:15

              Saturday 21:30

              Sundays/Bank Hols 20:30

                                                          

              15 May – 31 August:

              Mon  20:15

              Saturday 20:30

              Sundays/Bank Hols  20:30

 

  1. Children’s groups should be supervised at all times at an adult/child ratio of supervision suitable for the requirements of the activity taking place and by at least one adult arranged by the Hirer. This includes their arrival and departure and may therefore be outside the booking times. Unless specially requested and booked, the hire does not include any equipment other than goal posts. Any additional equipment may be charged for and the Hirer will be responsible for the equipment.
  2. Access to the site must be made through the allocated gateway and pathsTraffic must enter and exit  the school using the Eastgate enterance to minimise any noise disruption to neighbouring residents.  Cars are not permitted to park along the driveway and adjacent to the 3G pitch. School designated car parks must be used.

 

  1. To help protect the 3G pitch surface, the school draws your attention to the following – Only clean studded football boots may be worn/moulded studs. Blades and rigid blades style boots and trainers (flat soled) will not be permitted on the surface
  2. Footwear must be worn by all players. Bare feet will not be permitted.
  3. No food or drink, chewing gum are allowed on the pitch or surrounding site. Smoking and Dogs are not permitted anywhere on the school site.
  4. Players must not play at the side of the pitch or surrounding grass areas
  5. Payment for all bookings must be made at the time of booking or on receipt of an invoice from the school
  6. HSLC reserves the right to close or prohibit the use of any of it’s facilities if at any time the facilities are or will be unfit for use.  Hirer’s that have made advanced bookings will be given as much notice as possible.  In such cases, no charges will be made and the Hirer will be refunded any pre-paid fees.  In the case of the Hirer cancelling a booking made, where at least 7 days notice has not been given, the Hirer shall be liable for the full hiring fee, unless the facility is re-let to the satisfaction of the school.
  7. INSURANCE: HSLC is under no liability whatsoever in respect of any personal injury, loss or damage which may be incurred by those using the 3G pitch or School Facilities. Furthermore, HSLC accepts no responsibility for any claims, actions or demands, proceedings or costs arising out of any claims made against the Hirer by a third party and the Hirer shall indemnify HSLC against all such claims which may be brought against the school arising out or accidental to the hire of the facilities and equipment.
  8. DAMAGE: The Hirer agrees to pay HSLC, on demand, the cost of repairing or making good any damage to the pitch, to the school buildings or to the furniture, equipment and effects therein which may be damaged or destroyed by or in consequence of the booking.
  9. ADMISSIONS: HSLC reserves the right at it’s absolute discretion to refuse the admission of or to evict any person from the pitch or school site.
  10. SUPERVISION: The Hirer is to be responsible for:
  • Ensuring that the activity carried out is supervised by a responsible person
  • The administration, organisation and running of the Hirer’s event or activity
  • Ensuring that only qualified referees and coaches are used and that they are insured against any possible claims for damage against them
  • The supervision and control of spectators, competitors and officials
  • Ensuring that spectators, competitors and officials are informed of the school’s car parking and access regulations and that these are adhered to (see item number 7)
  • Leaving all premises and facility, changing rooms and toilets as clean and tidy as possible. An extra charge may be levied on groups that do not comply.
  • Having sufficient stewards and officials to fulfil these conditions

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE ABOVE. SHOULD MY CLUB/ORGANSIATION NOT ADHERE TO THE CRITERIA OUTLINED, WE WILL ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

 

Created by: Chris Hamling
Date Created: September 2014
Approved by: Headteacher: 25/11/2015 Governing Body: 25/11/2015
Last Reviewed: Date:  November 2015 By: Chris Hamling
Date of Next Review: November 2016

 

 

Hornsea School and Language College

 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

 

For the purpose of this policy:

 

  • o The term ‘staff’ or ‘member of staff’ refers to all paid adults, volunteers or students on placement, working in any capacity in the school or in activities organised by the school, which brings them into contact with the children of the school.

 

  • o DSL – Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

  • o CPC  – School Child Protection Coordinator (Also known as DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead)

 

  • o CPO – LA Child Protection officer (Schools)

 

  • o LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer (First contact with allegations against Staff and Volunteers

 

  • o CPG – Child Protection Governor

 

  • o ERSCB – East Riding Safeguarding Children Board

 

  • o CST – Local Safeguarding Children Teams

 

  • o EHaSH – Early Help and Safeguarding  Hub

 

  • o DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service (Formally CRB)

 

  • o KCSiE – Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015 Statutory Guidance

 

  • o EWO / S – Education Welfare Officer / service

 

  • o Child – Any pupil under age of 18

 

  • o Pupil – All children and young people regardless of age

 

Contents

 

Child Protection – Designated people contact list

 

  1. Introduction
  2. Other relevant policies
  3. The policy
  4. School commitment
  5. Confidentiality
  6. Roles and responsibilities
  7. Records and monitoring

7.1 Transfer of Records

  1. Concerns

8.1 Recognising concerns

8.2  Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse & Neglect

8.3  Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

8.4  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Forced Marriage

8.5 Possible Extremist Radicalisation

8.6 Responding to Concerns

  1. Further action- referring to Social Care

9.1 Decision Making

9.2  Informing Parents / Carers

9.3 CP Referrals or Contacts

9.4 Feedback

  1. Vulnerable children – supporting pupils at risk
  2. Joint working with other agencies
  3. Case Conferences and Core Group meetings
  4. Information sharing
  5. Children’s concerns
  6. Vetting, recruitment and selection of staff
  7. Induction
  8. Staff Safeguarding Training
  9. Safe Handling / Physical intervention
  10. Safe and Appropriate Working
  11. Allegations against staff – Whistle blowing
  12. Extended Schools and Off Site provision
  13. Site Security, Visitors and Contractors
  14. Parents
  1. Policy Review

 

Appendices

 

  1. Child Protection Advice to Pupils and 1.A Helplines and Support
  2. Safeguarding and Child Protection Information for Staff: Responding to Concerns &

Disclosures

  1. Child Protection Record of Concern or Disclosure and 3.A Body Map
  2. Chronology Sheet
  3. Definitions of Significant harm and Indicators of Abuse
  4. Site Contractor Child Protection and Safeguarding Declaration
  5. Making a Child Protection Referral
  6. Record Keeping
  7. Information for school visitors, supply staff and volunteers
  8. Confirmation of Referral Form
  9. Record of HSLC Child Protection Documents sent to new school when Pupil Leaving HSLC
  10. Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  11. PREVENT concerns pathway – Responding to Radicalisation / Extremist Concerns

 

Hornsea School and Language College Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

 Designated people and advice contact list September 2015

 

Role / Agency Name and role Contact details
School Child Protection Coordinator (CPC) and

School Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Chris Hamling

Student Support Team Manager

 

01964 532727 / 530263

hamlingc@hslc.co.uk

 

 

 

Deputy Child Protection Coordinator Grahame Hodson

Deputy Head

01964 532727

hodsong@hslc.co.uk

Child Protection Governor Ian Smith Via School (Mrs Donna Thompson, P.A. to Head – 01964 532727) or email: office@hslc.co.uk
Chair of Governors Graham McDonald

 

Via School (Mrs Donna Thompson, P.A. to Head – 01964 532727) or

email: office@hslc.co.uk

Looked After Children Designated Teacher Gail Smith

Assistant Head

 

Gail Smith (Assistant Head) / Chris Hamling

(Student Support Team Manager)

01964 532727 or email: office@hslc.co.uk

Early Help & Safeguarding  Hub

(EHASH)

CP initial referral

Mon to Thu:

8:30am – 5.00pm

Fri

8:30am – 4:30pm

Support & Advice:

·         Urgent C P concerns

·         Early intervention

·         Signposting to appropriate services

·         The Early Help Assessment (CAF) process.

01482-395500

childrens.socialcare@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Emergency Duty Team Out of Hours and weekend CP referrals and advice tel   (01377) 241273

fax  (01377) 241639

emergency.duty.team@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Local ER Children

Safeguarding Team

North Holderness tel   (01482) 396600

Beverley Childrens Centre

Coltman Avenue

Beverley

HU17 9LW

Local ER Children

Safeguarding Team Manager

Alex Smith  01482-880066

Alex.N.Smith@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

ER Child Protection Officer and LADO (Schools) Tony Marsh

For CP and Safeguarding advice and referral of Allegations

tel   (01482) 392139

tony.marsh@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Room AF 56 County Hall

Beverley

ERSCB LADO Dave Finan for CP and Safeguarding advice and referral of Allegations tel   (01482) 396999

dave.finan@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Room AF 56 County Hall, Beverley

Humberside Police Protecting Vulnerable People Team Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit 01482 220809 / 220808

(County Hall part of EHaSH)

ER Safeguarding Children Board Advice Line Safeguarding and CP Advice. tel (01482) 396999

erscb.enquiries@eastriding.gov.uk

ER Safeguarding Children Board Training www.erscb.org.uk

(01482) 396994

erscb.training@eastriding.gov.uk

 

 

  1. Introduction

Pupil safety is of paramount importance to all staff and volunteers.  The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and procedures at Hornsea School and Language College (HSLC) and format of this document, have been developed in line with recommendations and guidance from the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board (ERSCB).  The aim is to protect and promote the welfare, safety and healthy development of all pupils by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive community.  As a school we strongly advocate inclusion for all and we are committed to working in partnership with Parents / Carers and our partner agencies that are able to offer support.  Pupil well-being and safety is of paramount importance in our aspirations to ‘Help Children Achieve More’ (formerly the 5 outcomes of the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda).

 

As part of our inclusive ethos, all staff at HSLC, strive to ensure that pupils and parents will feel free to talk about any worries or concerns and will see school as a ‘safe place’ and source of support in the event of difficulties.  We have an established Pastoral and Student Support Team structure in place with professionally qualified and dedicated non-teaching staff available to provide assistance and advice to pupils and families throughout the whole calendar year.  As a school we have a firmly established multi-agency network of partner agencies available to provide support and guidance.  Pupil’s worries and fears will be taken seriously and they are encouraged to seek help from, or confide in, members of staff.

 

We recognise that every pupil is our responsibility and concern. We want to work in partnership with parents and discuss with them, any concerns we may have or that they may have.  It is a priority to inform and involve parents at every stage of their child’s time at the school.  Since the first priority is the child’s welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concern about a child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact parents.

 

The ERSCB has laid down the procedures we follow, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.

 

If you would like to know more about our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and procedures, please speak to Chris Hamling (Child Protection Coordinator) or alternatively, Steve Lawrence (Head Teacher), or Grahame Hodson (Deputy Child Protection Coordinator / Deputy Head Teacher).  Ian Smith is our School Governor with responsibility for Child Protection.  Pupil safety is of paramount importance to all staff and volunteers.

 

This policy does not include some Safeguarding related matters such as Bullying, E Safety and Health and Safety which are covered in separate policies.

 

Issues such as Whistle Blowing, Managing Allegation and Safer Recruitment are referred to in this document, but covered in more detail in Statutory Guidance and relevant School Policies.

 

The policy is consistent with the following legislation and guidance

 

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE July 2015) includes Safer Recruitment and Managing Allegations Against Staff
  • ER LA Safer Recruitment Guidance
  • Reasonable Force  (DfE July13 )
  • 5) Searching, Screening and Confiscation (DfE Feb 14)
  • 6) Safer working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Education Settings  (DCSF 09)
  • ERSCB / ERLA School Staff Code of Conduct (Sept 2015)
  • School Whistle Blowing (Safeguarding) and Allegation procedures (Sept 2015)
  • 9) ERSCB – Guidance and Procedures

 

  • 10) Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (HMG 2015)
  • 11) What t do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitoners (HM Govt 2015)
  • 12) Safer Internet Centre Facebook Checklist 2014
  • 13) Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings (Ofsted June 15)
  • 14) The Prevent Duty -advice for schools and childcare providers (DfE 2015)
  • 15) Female Genital Mutilation: Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines (HM Govt 2015)

 

  1. Other relevant policies

 

The school has a duty to ensure that safeguarding permeates all activities and functions.  This policy therefore complements and supports a range of other policies and school documents, for example:

  • Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policy
  • Physical Interventions policy
  • Special Educational Needs policy
  • Educational Visits policy
  • Health and Safety policy
  • Sex and Relationships Education policy
  • E-Safety policy
  • Allegation and Whistle Blowing guidance
  • Safe and Appropriate Working/Code of Conduct
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Site Security
  • Self-Harm policy (and Information Sheet)
  • Child Sexual Exploitation policy (and Information Sheet)
  • PREVENT policy

 

The above list is not exclusive but when undertaking policy development the school will consider Child Protection and other safeguarding matters within each appropriate policy or guidance.

 

  1. The Policy

 

There are four main elements to our Child Protection Policy:

  • Prevention (e.g. positive school atmosphere, pastoral support to pupils, the Staying Safe and PSHE elements in the formal and informal curriculum, safer recruitment procedures and  safe and appropriate working practice by staff)
  • Protection (by following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns and that there are clear systems of internal information sharing and record keeping)
  • Support (to all pupils and school staff and to children who may have been abused or are in other ways vulnerable);
  • Collaboration with children and Young People, parents and other agencies to promote Safeguarding and Wellbeing for all of our children and Young People.

 

This policy applies to all staff, governors and visitors to the school.  We recognise that child protection is the responsibility of all staff within our school.  We will ensure that all parents and other working partners are made aware of our child protection policy and procedures.  All staff new to the school will be made aware of the school safeguarding procedures as part of their initial induction process.

 

 

 

 

  1. School commitment

 

The school adopts an open and accepting attitude towards children as part of its responsibility for pastoral care. Staff strive to ensure that children and parents will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see school as a safe place when there are difficulties.  Children’s worries and fears will be taken seriously and children are encouraged to seek help from, or confide in, members of staff.

 

Relevant safeguarding documents and publications are available to staff and located in Subjects (T:) in the folder ‘Safeguarding Info and Docs – Staff’.

 

Our school will therefore:

 

  • Establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
  • Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty.
  • Include in the curriculum activities and opportunities for which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse and develop resilience.
  • Ensure every effort is made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies.
  • Operate safe recruitment procedures and make sure that all appropriate checks are carried out on new staff and volunteers who will work with children.
  • Ensure that staff are aware of how and when to act on concerns that they have and work in a safe and appropriate manner at all times.
  • Fulfil the ‘Duty of Care’ towards staff by providing appropriate guidance, training and support
  • Ensure that staff have an understanding of when to make referrals to the DSL when there are indicators or concerns of possible Neglect, Sexual, Physical or Emotional harm and indicators of possible Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation, School attendance concerns, Radicalisation and Forced Marriage and that they have access to additional advice and support.

 

  1. Confidentiality

 

We recognise that all matters relating to Child Protection are highly confidential and the CPC will share that information on a ‘need to know, what and when’ basis.

 

Staff are made aware that these concerns or other matters relating to pupils should never be discussed elsewhere, inside or outside the school unless in confidential meetings organised for that purpose. This includes the passing of written information or verbal discussion in any media including Social Networking sites.

 

  1. Roles and responsibilities

 

All staff have received a copy of;

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education; Information for all school & College staff ( July 2015 )
  • Safe Schools, Safe Children Safe Staff – Code of Conduct ( Sept. 2015)

 

All adults working with or on behalf of children have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  This includes a responsibility to be alert to possible abuse, neglect, exploitation and radicalisation and to record and report concerns to staff identified with child protection responsibilities within the school.

It is unacceptable for any member of staff to keep such concerns to themselves and such failures will be regarded as potential disciplinary matters.

 

The School DSL/ CPC and Deputy DSL / CPC are designated to take the lead responsibility for Child Protection.

 

This includes:

 

  • providing advice and support and information to staff as appropriate
  • liaising with the LA and other agencies
  • maintaining and transfer CP records for individual children
  • ensuring the preparation of appropriate reports for and attendance at Case Conferences and other multi agency meetings
  • arranging appropriate training for all staff
  • liaising with the Headteacher and Child Protection Governor
  • encouraging a culture in staff of listening to pupils and taking account of their wishes and feelings and measures put in place to support or protect them.

 

The DSL / CPC must keep individual members of staff appropriately aware of the actions taken in response to concerns that they have referred to the DSL / CPC. If the member of staff feels that that the actions taken are inappropriate, ineffective or that the situation of concern is continuing they should raise concerns with the CPC or Senior Member of staff and press for reconsideration or discussion. If there is still a concern by the member of staff or they feel the situation is urgent they can refer themselves to Children’s Social Care or the LADO.

 

See Appendix 12 Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Management and leadership by the Headteacher and Governors ensures that the time, resources and training are adequate to ensure that the CP responsibilities of the school, as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education, are carried out.

 

Any allegations of abusive or inappropriate behaviour against a member of staff should be passed immediately to the Headteacher. If the allegation is against the Headteacher it should be referred to the Chair of Governors, a senior member of staff or the LADO (see sec 20)

 

The Governing Body has the responsibility to monitor and ensure that all CP procedures, policies and training are in place and appropriate. Safeguarding is an agenda item on every full governing body meeting, and any relevant reports on the working of the CP policy are reported to governors in this way.

 

The Governing Body fully recognises its responsibilities with regard to Child Protection and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as outlined in Section 2 of Keeping Children Safe in Education

 

It will:

  • Designate a governor (DSG) for Child Protection / Safeguarding who monitor the school’s Child Protection policy, procedures and report to the full Governing Body as necessary.
  • Ensure a written annual report is presented to the Governing Body on the Child Protection/safeguarding work of the school and that this is forwarded to the ERSCB
  • Ensure that this Policy is revised and updated annually
  • Remedy any identified weaknesses in the policy or application of the policy immediately.
  • Ensure all Governors Complete ERSCB online Child Protection training
  • Make opportunities available for Governors to complete ERSCB:
    • Safer Recruitment training
    • Governor’s Safeguarding Roles & Responsibilities training

The DSG acts as a ‘Champion’ of the CP role of the school and liaises with the Headteacher and DSL in order to report to and update and advise the full Governing Body on the strategic and operational aspects of safeguarding.

 

Governors will not normally have access to details of individual Child Protection Cases.

 

  1. Records and monitoring

 

  1. It is essential to keep detailed, accurate and accessible records in order to protect children effectively. All staff are made clear about the need to record and report concerns about a child or children within our school.       A mixture of electronic and hard copy recording platforms are used in school with access restricted to appropriate staff.

 

  1. All staff should record such concerns or disclosures on a ‘Record of Concern’ sheet (app 3) and if needed a Body Map (app. 3.a). This includes concerns relating to, Physical, Emotional, Sexual abuse, Neglect and possible Radicalisation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage

 

  1. The DSL is responsible for such records and for deciding at what point these records should be shared with, or transferred to other agencies or schools, in consultation with the Headteacher or appropriate Senior Manager.

 

  1. Each file of concern or official documentation will contain a ‘Chronology Sheet’ (Appendix 4), which will detail and reference any concerns, contact with parents and other agencies, information shared, case conferences and other events. The file will also contain all other relevant information but be separate from the child’s other school records.

 

  1. Separate child or if appropriate, family CP files are stored in a locked and secure location in the Student Support Team Manager’s office. Only the CPCs, Headteacher and other appropriate Senior or Pastoral Staff have access to these files

 

  1. The information in these files may be shared with other agencies as appropriate and in some cases used as evidence by other agencies in line with the current Government Information Sharing guidance (2015)

 

  1. Only factual verified information is recorded as such. Second hand information is clearly indicated as such.

 

  1. Parents may request to read their child’s file. School will seek advice from the LA if such a request is made in order to ensure that only appropriate information is disclosed depending on the circumstances and any ‘3rd party’ information.

 

  1. The CPC / DSL will decide what information needs to be shared within school with whom and when on a case by case basis. Confidentiality is essential but staff working with children can only provide effective support and monitor concerns if they are made aware that there are concerns or at the least that individual children are being monitored.

 

  1. Child Protection records are reviewed each term to check whether any action, advice or updating is needed.

 

7.1 Transferring Records

 

Records are transferred to receiving schools when children transfer at normal phase transition and at any other time. Including the FE or other settings before the age of 18.

Such records are sent or if possible handed to the receiving school separately from other records and marked ‘Private & Confidential for the attention of the DSL’.

If sending by post records should sealed in an envelope and marked as above and sealed in an addressed envelope before sending by recorded delivery.

 

Written receipt of records should be obtained from the receiving school.

 

When admitting children school will check with the previous school if there is Safeguarding / Child protection information in respect of the child.

 

The current school is regarded as the ‘Custodian of the records’. Records should be retained by the setting they attended at 18 up to the 25th birthday of the pupil.

 

8.0 Concerns

 

8.1 Recognising concerns

 

School staff are particularly well placed to observe, and should be alert to, outward signs of abuse or risk taking behaviour and changes in behaviour.

 

The DSL and Safeguarding Governor ensure that all staff have received and been given the time to read KCSiE Information for all school & College staff July 2015and have access to the full statutory guidance and non-statutory guidance  ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’ March 2015, which contain detailed information about forms

of abuse and related issues.

 

8.2 Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse & Neglect

 

All staff are aware of the indicators of such abuse and how to respond to disclosures and other concerns.

 

8.3 Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

 

Staff are made aware of the possible indicators of CSE and the need to refer these concerns to the DSL/CPC. These will be referred to the EHaSH in order that the LA CSE Response Team can consider this information.

 

8.4 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Forced Marriage

 

Staff are reminded of the need to be aware of the possibility of such abuse at Primary and Secondary school age and to be alert to any indicators that they should pass on to the CPC/ DSL immediately. The DSL will seek advice from the EHaSH before discussing such concerns with parents.

 

8.5 Possible Extremist Radicalisation

 

Staff are made aware that concerns about the possible radicalisation of children or Young People by political extremist or religious groups should be referred to Senior Staff or the CPC/DSL.

 

Advice will be sought by contacting the EH&SH which now includes Humberside Police Decision makers (Appendix 13).

 

If there is an immediate concern of risk or emergency the school will call 999.

 

Following an assessment of the levels of risk appropriate levels of training will be given to DSL, Other Senior staff and all other staff.

The PSHE/SMSC curriculum will ensure that issues such as tolerance, respect, democracy and individual liberty are covered at in age appropriate ways.

 

Visiting speakers and organisations will be checked as to the suitability in respect of the above elements of PSHE /SMSC activities within school.

 

8.6 Responding to concerns

 

Never Do Nothing – Do the basic things well’

 

  • All staff have a responsibility to respond to disclosures by children or other concerns and pass these concerns on to the CPC / DSL immediately as outlined in Appendix 2
  • Wherever possible this information should be recorded on the ‘Record of Concern Form’. (Appendix 3).
  • Concerns relating to marks or injuries should be recorded on a ‘Body Map’ which should be attached to the ‘Record of Concern Form’. (Appendix 3a)
  • If using a body map it is also important to describe the injuries or marks in addition to locating on the body map.
  • Photograph must not be taken of any marks or injuries.

 

It is vital that staff are reminded to maintain an ‘It could happen here’ attitude and do not:

 

  • dismiss concerns or disclosures as insignificant, they may provide a vital link to other information.
  • keep such concerns to themselves.
  • promise secrecy to children or adults making disclosures but reassure them that information will be shared appropriately and confidentially
  • ask closed questions that lead a child into a particular answer
  • delay passing on concerns to the DSL / CPC

 

Staff are made aware that it is unacceptable for any member of staff to keep such concerns to themselves, including concerns about the conduct of another member of staff. (see sec 20) and that such failures will be regarded as potential disciplinary matters

 

Each case will be considered by the CPC who will decide what information to share with which staff.

 

  1. Further action- referring to Social Care

 

9.1 Decision Making

 

The CPCs will decide, taking advice from EHaSH or CST if needed, which of the following actions is appropriate:

 

  • If it is considered that a pupil may have suffered or is at risk of suffering significant harm, or that the concern might constitute a criminal offence, an immediate contact  to EHaSH will be made before discussing the matter with parents or carers
  • This should be done as soon as the information or concern emerges to ensure that the CST and in some cases the police are able to respond within the school day
  • If the child is already ‘Open to’ a Social Worker an initial contact should must be made with that Social Worker or if unavailable the ‘Duty’ team member.
  • If a child is considered to be potentially a Child In Need consent and advice for a Common Assessment should be sought. Advice and guidance can be sought from EHaSH.
  • The CPC may decide that the school should record and monitor the situation.

 

The CPC / DSL will keep a record of all information collected and any subsequent decisions and action taken, including details of other persons involved in the decision-making.  This will include recording reasons not to refer the concerns to other agencies or not to seek advice if appropriate.

 

The CPC / DSL will update the school referrer as soon as possible on a ‘Need to know’ and ‘Case by case’ basis.  If the member of staff feels that that the actions taken are inappropriate, ineffective or that the situation of concern is continuing they should raise concerns with the CPC or Senior Member of staff and press for reconsideration or discussion.

 

If there is still a concern by the member of staff or they feel the situation is urgent they can refer to. EHaSH, the allocated Social Worker or the LADO them self

 

9.2 Informing Parents / Carers

 

In all cases before parents or carers are informed the DSL should contact EHaSH and be advised as to who should inform parents and when

 

In certain circumstances parents should not be informed particularly where there are concerns about physical or sexual abuse involving family members.

These include situations when;

 

  • Informing parents/ carers might place the child at increased risk
  • A disclosure by a child involves a parent or other family member
  • There is a possibility that a crime may have been committed.
  • Informing parents/ carers might place staff at risk
  • Where a delay may be caused in referring if contact cannot be made to parents.
  • In cases of possible radicalisation, FGM or Forced marriage

 

9.3 Child Protection Referrals or Contacts (See Appendix 7)

 

If the school makes a CP referral the ERSCB Procedure will be followed by the CPC.

 

After a telephone contact to the EHaSH the CPC will email a written ‘Confirmation of Referral’ (Appendix 10) to the EHaSH as soon as possible and ideally immediately after initial telephone referral and at the latest within 24 hours.

 

9.4 Feedback

 

At the latest within 24 hours of receiving the written confirmation the CST in whose area the child lives should report back to the school and indicate their decision on future action.

 

If no response is received within 24 hours or sooner in urgent cases (where for example school need to be updated before the end of school) the CPC should contact the CST Manager. If this fails to get a response the CPC should contact EHaSH for advice.

 

Whatever the outcome of reported concerns the CPC will report back to the member of staff involved and appraise them of the situation as appropriate, under the ‘Need to Know’ policy.

 

The CPC/DSL will update the school referrer as soon as possible on a ‘Need to know’ and ‘Case by case’ basis. If the member of staff feels that that the actions taken are inappropriate, ineffective or that the situation of concern is continuing they should raise concerns with the CPC or Senior Member of staff and press for reconsideration or discussion.

 

 

  1. Vulnerable Children – supporting pupils at risk

 

  1. Children may be vulnerable because, for example, they have additional or Special Educational Needs, are Looked After, have experienced or are experiencing some form of neglect or other abuse. We will seek to provide such children with the necessary support and to build their self-esteem and confidence.

 

  1. Staff in contact with such children will be made appropriately aware of the child’s needs and circumstances in order to maximise the effectiveness of support.

 

  1. Safeguarding implications will be considered when individual support plans are reviewed in the case of children who require, for example, medication, some form of intimate care, help with changing or physical support or physical intervention.

 

  1. If a child, who is the subject of a Child Protection Plan, is missing from school without a verified valid reason the CPC will contact the assigned social worker.

 

  1. In the same way if a child that the school has concerns about, is missing the school will consider making a CP referral or contacting EHaSH, the EWO and / or the police depending on the circumstances.

 

  1. Joint working with other agencies

 

The school recognises that inter-agency working is essential if children are to receive effective targeted support as early as possible.  In this way we hope to ensure that barriers to learning and social inclusion are minimised for vulnerable children.  We are therefore committed to initiating and supporting inter-agency work such as;

 

  • Early help assessments (formerly CAF)
  • CP Case Conferences, core groups and other multi-agency meetings
  • Joint working with the school EWS, Youth and Family Support Service intervention

 

  1. Case Conferences and Core Group Meetings

 

  1. The CPC and Headteacher will ensure that the appropriate member(s) of staff attend Initial and Review Child Protection Case Conferences and subsequent Core Groups and that written reports are prepared for each Case Conference.
  2. Reports will be compiled using the ‘Signs of Safety’ report templates after discussion with relevant staff involved with the child.
  3. Reports will be discussed if possible with parents before forwarding to the Case Conference Chair three days before an Initial and five days before a Review Conference.
  4. Feedback will be given to school staff under the ‘Need to know’ principle on a case-by-case basis.

 

13 Information sharing

 

Information will be shared in line with the key principles outlined in Information Sharing Guidance for Practitioners and Managers p 11-13 and Information Sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.  In cases involving possible child abuse the school has a duty and the legal right to share information.

 

The CPC Headteacher will ensure that:

 

  • the information is shared appropriately and confidentially
  • information is shared only with the appropriate professionals
  • sharing of information is recorded on the child’s CP file

 

  1. Children’s Concerns

 

The School recognises that listening to children/young people is an important and essential part of safeguarding them against abuse and neglect.  We will seek to develop resilience in the children and ensure that they are aware that they can seek help and support.

 

  1. Children will be made aware of the opportunities available to them to seek advice and support within the formal and informal curriculum. (Appendix 1)

 

  1. Safe school procedures including Child Protection matters will be discussed by the School Council to gather children’s opinions about the support systems in place.

 

  1. 15. Vetting, Recruitment and selection of staff

 

  1. The school complies fully with Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015 Part 3 Safer Recruitment’ and the ERLA safer recruitment supporting guidance.
  2. The school ensures that DBS checks on all staff and volunteers in Regulated Activity are carried out as required by the Statutory Guidance.
  3. A Single Central Register for all staff, visiting staff and volunteers is maintained using LA guidance and that the register is checked by the LA Recruitment Team annually.
  4. The Head and at least one Governor have completed the appropriate safer recruitment training which is updated every 5 years.
  5. All appointment panels will have at least one member who has completed this training in the last 5 years.

 

  1. Induction

 

When new staff start at the school they are briefed on the school CP and Safe Working procedures and given:

 

  • Keeping Children Safe In Education 2015 (Sec 1) – Information for all staff
  • The School’s Safe Working / Code Of conduct document
  • The School’s Whistle Blowing procedures

 

All staff have access to the following either electronically or hard copy format in staff rooms:

 

  • o School CP / Safeguarding Policy
  • o KCSiE Full Guidance
  • o What to do if you are worried a child is being abused
  • o School RCPCD form and body map

 

Other short term or visiting staff and volunteers are made aware of the CP reporting procedures within the school and the School Code of Conduct

 

  1. Staff Safeguarding Training

 

  • ü All staff (teaching and non-teaching) are reminded of the policy and procedures at the start of each school year
  • ü All staff complete the ERSCB online training ‘Safeguarding in Education’ (available Autumn 2105) (Which will include CSE, FGM & Radicalisation).

 

  • ü Prevent training will be delivered to the appropriate staff following an assessment each year of the level of risk.
  • ü will receive refresher training every 3 years thereafter.

 

The DSL and Deputy DSL will complete the following ERSCB training as a minimum,

 

  • ü Safeguarding in Education  (Online)
  • ü Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • ü Child Protection Case Conferences and Core Groups
  • ü Threshold of Need and Intervention
  • ü Annual ERSCB DSL dedicated training
  • ü Workshop to raise awareness of PREVENT
  • ü Early Help Assessments (formerly CAF)

 

18.Safe Handling / Physical Intervention

 

  1. Staff will ensure that the school policy on physical intervention is followed and that any incidents requiring such action will be logged with the Headteacher or appropriate senior manager, and parents informed on the same day.

 

  1. Staff must only use physical intervention as a last resort to protect the safety of children or adults after appropriate de – escalation strategies have been used or in the event of serious situations where this is not possible.

 

  1. Safe and Appropriate working

 

All staff are made aware and regularly reminded of the requirements of the school Code of Conduct Working (Sept 2015) and related policies and have access to these documents and advice from Senior staff as needed.

  1. Allegations against staff and Whistle Blowing

 

  1. All staff have access to;

 

    1. the School Whistle Blowing (Safeguarding ) policy and
    2. the Initial Allegation Management guidance
    3. Statutory Guidance – Allegations of Abuse made against teachers and other Staff (sec 4 KCSiE)
    4. Contact details of the Chair of Governors

 

  1. All staff are made aware of their responsibilities in this and the procedure to follow and that such matters will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

 

  1. However it must be appreciated that in the case of a Whistle Blowing situation an investigation process may reveal the source of the information and a statement by the referrer may be required.

 

  1. All staff are made aware that if they receive an allegation of inappropriate or abusive behaviour by a colleague, or feel required to make such an allegation, they should pass the information, without delay, to the Headteacher.

 

  1. If the allegation concerns the Headteacher the referrer should contact the Chair of governors, a senior Member of staff or the LADO immediately. It is unacceptable for any member of staff not to refer such concerns.

 

  1. The Head teacher (or other in 5) will, on the same day, contact the LA Designated Officer and follow the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014 Sec 4

 

  1. All involved will attempt to ensure that any allegation is dealt with fairly, quickly, proportionately and consistently in a way that provides effective protection for the child and at the same time supports the person who is subject to the allegation.

 

  1. If the member of staff feels that that the actions taken are inappropriate, ineffective or that the situation of concern is continuing they should raise concerns with the CPC or Senior Member of staff and press for reconsideration or discussion. If there is still a concern by the member of staff or they feel the situation is urgent they can refer to Children’s Social Care or the LADO.
  1. Extended School and Offsite provision

 

Where extended school activities are provided and managed by the school, our own Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and procedures will apply. If other organisations provide services or activities on our site on our behalf will obtain written assurances that these organisations have appropriate safeguarding, safer recruitment and vetting procedures in place.

 

When pupils attend off–site activities and provision including day, residential, work related learning placements and other alternative provision we will ensure that we obtain written the same written assurances.

 

  1. Site Security, Visitors and Contractors

 

Visitors to the main school including contractors and volunteers are asked and required to sign in at the school main Reception and are given a badge to confirm that they have permission to be on site. See Appendix 9 for information provided to visitors

 

Visitors to the Student Support Team Building will sign in upon arrival at the building and when remaining in the Student Support Team Building will be accompanied by a staff member.

 

Visitors, contractors and volunteers engaged in regulated activity must be subject to enhanced DBS checks. If not engaged in regulated activity the school must ensure that appropriate supervision is in place.

 

The school will refer to KCSiE and ER LA Recruitment Team advice in such cases

 

Any organisations or individuals booking the school site or parents of it will be checked for suitability including possible extremist activities and recruitment.

 

Please see the school Safe Site Policy for further details

 

  1. Parents

 

We believe that our Safeguarding and Child Protection work will be more effective if it is carried out in partnership with parents and carers and that preventative and supportive.  Early Intervention strategies involving close working with partner agencies is routine and where agreed, appropriate and necessary onward referrals are made.  Where required school will utilise strategies such as the Common Assessment Framework.

 

However we ensure that parents are aware that we may in rare circumstances need to make CP referrals or seek advice from Children’s Social Care without their consent or knowledge. (Introduction and Section 9.2 above)

 

Via the school web site parents are also made aware that the CP policy is available from the school.  The name and contact details (via school) of the CP governor is publicised should parents wish to raise any suggestions or queries about the policy or specific issues. Any such concerns will be taken into account when the policy is reviewed and responded to by the CP Governor, CPC or Headteacher.

 

  1. Policy review

 

The staff will review this policy each year, and if any changes are suggested or required they will be discussed by governors.

 

If at any time any deficiencies or weaknesses in the Child Protection policy and procedures are identified they will be addressed by the governing body and staff immediately and remedied.

 

 

Review Date: November 2016

 

APPENDIX – 1

Child Protection Advice to Pupils

 

If someone is hurting or upsetting you or making you feel scared, it is not your fault

 

You are not alone, there are people who can help you and stop people from making you feel scared or hurt

 

You may be frightened of the person hurting you or your friends, but there are things you can do to get help and make it better

 

This may include someone who may be frightening you on the internet, through social media or on your mobile phone

 

You should:

 

  • Tell someone you trust – such as your Friends, Teachers, Tutor, Pastoral Manager, Student Support Team, Parents, Grandparents, Carers

 

  • Be aware that the School Child Protection Coordinator is Mr Chris Hamling and he is based in the Student Support Building – you can speak with him or any member of the Student Support Team

 

  • Always let people help to make things better by stopping the person from hurting you or your friends

 

You should not:

 

  • Feel embarrassed or alone

 

  • Feel that it is your fault or that you are to blame for someone hurting you, frightening you or making you worried. Anyone who tells you that it is your fault is not telling the truth

 

  • Keep it a secret

 

  • Feel you have no one to turn to – people are here to help

 

Other help that is available

 

The school web site www.hslc.co.uk, click on the ‘Student’ tab and then look at the section contents ‘Worried or Need to Talk’ for a range of sources of advice and help lines.

 

www.nspcc.org.uk and www.childline.org.uk / 0800 11 11

 

APPENDIX – 1.A

Child Protection Advice to HSLC Pupils

 

Helplines and Support

 

NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

Anti-Bullying Campaign

www.bullying.co.uk

Beat Bullying:

Support lounge

Tel no: 0208 771 3377

Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP)

www.ceop.gov.uk

FRANK – The National Drugs Helpline

www.talktofrank.com

Talk to Frank:

Tel no: 0300 1236600

Alcohol Concern

www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Drink Aware

www.drinkaware.co.uk

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)

www.ash.org.uk

Smokefree

htttp://smokefree.nhs.uk

National Centre for Eating Disorders

www.eating-disorders.org.uk

The Samaritans

www.samaritans.org.uk

Young Minds

(children’s mental health)

www.youngminds.org.uk

Young Carers

http://www.youngcarers.net/

or

http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/young/Pages/

Youngcarershome.aspx

Sexual Health Advice

Ask Brook:

Tel no: 0808 802 1234

Text: 07717 989 023

The Sexual Health line

Tel no: 0300 123 7123

Gingerbread

(practical support for single parents)

www.gingerbread.org.uk

Private Fostering Campaign

www.privatefostering.org.uk

 

Women’s Aid

(support for domestic violence victims)

www.womensaid.org.uk

Karma Nirvana

(supporting victims of honour crimes

and forced marriages)

www.karmanirvana.org.uk

Buswise

Tel no: 08456 445949

Online Reporting Form

http://www.eastriding.gov.uk/buswise-form/buswise-form.html

Family Information Services Hub (FISH)

 

Free, impartial service for children, young people, parents/carers and the people who support them

 

Telephone: (01482) 396469

Support and Safeguarding services

 

If you think a child is being abused or neglected, contact: (01482) 395500

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Secure email:

childrens.socialcare@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Out of Hours (01377) 241273

 

Urgent attention because of immediate danger, call the Police on 999 or 111

 

APPENDIX – 2

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Information for Staff

 

Responding to Concerns

 

The school Child Protection Policy and Procedures details the action required in the event of Child Protection and Safeguarding concerns being identified.  It also provides further information (Appendix 5) covering Definitions of Significant Harm and Indicators of Abuse in relation to –

 

  1. Physical Abuse
  2. Neglect
  3. Emotional Abuse
  4. Sexual Abuse

 

The Child Protection Policy and Procedures document is available on the school web site and is also stored on the school intranet – Subjects (T:) in the folder Safeguarding Info and Docs – Staff.

 

Increasingly, concerns relating to e.safety are appearing in school e.g. Sexting, Cyber bullying and Child Sexual Exploitation.  The school e.safety champion and lead is John Hart (hartj@hslc.co.uk).  Please deal with e.safety concerns in the same way as the above categories of Abuse.  Similarly, concerns relating to FGM and PREVENT should be shared accordingly

 

In the event of significant concerns being identified – e.g. evidence of an injury, disclosure of an incident – it is expected that staff will prioritise the sharing of information either in person or by telephone (with written confirmation following, using the Record of Child Protection Concern and Disclosure Form).

 

The school Child Protection Coordinator is Chris Hamling, he can be contacted on extension 263, mobile tel. 07775 422549 or via email: hamlingc@hslc.co.uk.

 

In the event of difficulties making contact with Chris Hamling, the deputy Child Protection Coordinator is the Deputy Head teacher, alternatively, please contact the Head teacher or Kay Sullivan in the Student Support Team – extension 261, mobile tel. 07775 422235 or via email: sullivank@hslc.co.uk.

 

The Record of Child Protection Concern and Disclosure Form should be used to document all concerns and is available in electronic format in Teacher Admin on the school web site.  Hard copies of the Form are available from the main Reception and Student Support Team Building, as are the school Child Protection Policy and Procedures.  A copy is also saved in Subjects (T:) in the folder ‘Safeguarding Info and Docs – Staff’.

 

The Student Support Team is available to provide support and guidance to colleagues and pupils to ensure the safety and well being of all.

 

 

APPENDIX – 2

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Information for Staff

 

Responding to Concerns – Disclosures

 

  • React calmly promise CONFIDENTIALITY not SECRECY
  • Be aware of your non-verbal messages
  • Keep responses short, simple, slow and gentle
  • Do not stop a child or parent who is talking freely about what has happened
  • Observe and listen but only ask open ended questions if you need to clarify but this may be better left to the Child Protection Coordinator or others.

 

The use of ‘TED’ questioning may be appropriate

 

Tell me what happened

Explain what you mean

Describe how…

 

Or Open ended questions e.g.

 

What happened?

Where were you?

When did this happen?

Who was there?

How did it make you feel?

 

  • If you have difficulty in understanding the child or parent’s communication method, reassure them that you will find someone who can help
  • Tell the child or parent they have done the right thing by telling you
  • Avoid making comments or judgements about what is shared
  • Tell the child or parent what will happen next, and be honest

 

Make a written note of:

 

  • What is said

Who is present

  • Anything else that happens after the child discloses
  • Ensure legibility, full dates & clear signature
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Pass the information to the Child Protection Coordinator as soon as possible and document concerns on the Record of Child Protection Concern and Disclosure

 

If in doubt, it is always wise to share concerns so that appropriate consideration can be given to what action may be required.  This protects you and the pupil(s) in question.

 

APPENDIX – 3

 

Child Protection Record of Concern or Disclosure

It is very important that concerns relating to Safeguarding / Child Protection are thoroughly documented and that priority is given to sharing information as soon as is possible.  In the first instance this is likely to involve a telephone call to the Child Protection Coordinator (Chris Hamling – extension 263 / 07775 422549) or alternatively Kay Sullivan (extension 261 / 07775 422235) or a member of the SLT.  The Deputy Child Protection Coordinator is the Deputy Head teacher.

 

This Form should be used to document and share information and as a follow up to any initial discussion, meeting or telephone calls / emails.  This completed form should be passed to, or emailed to, hamlingc@hslc.co.uk (or any of the staff named above).  For ease of use, an electronic version of this form is available on the school web site in Teacher Admin.  Hard copies are available at Main Reception and from Student Support Team.

 

Pupils Name: Class Yr:
DoB:
Concern identified by: Date: Time:
Nature of Concern / details of disclosure / other relevant information.

(Use Body Map (Appendix 3a) if appropriate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passed to: Received by:                                   Date:
Action taken by CPC (or person receiving this form)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix – 3.A

 

Child Protection Record of Concern – Body Map (Attach to Record of Concern Form)

 

Name of Child:

 

Date   :                                    Date of Birth

 

 

 

Left Side                                                                                                    Right Side

 

Front                                                                            Back

 

 

 

Name of Worker______________________________________

 

 

Attach to Child Protection Record of Concern or disclosure

 

 

 

Name of Child:

 

Date   :                                    Date of Birth

 

 

 

Left Hand                                                                                             Right Hand

 

 

 

 

Right Foot                                                                                              Left Foot

 

Full Description of Injury
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX – 4

 

Chronology Sheet

 

Name Date of Birth
Date Enrolled Previous School
Log all concerns, relevant contact with parents/carers, discussions with staff, details of Social Care etc.  Information shared with whom and why, dates of case Conferences & Core groups etc.  Cross reference to ‘Record of Concerns Sheets.  Retain with this sheet: all minutes, ‘Records of Concern’ and other information including that from previous schools.

 

DATE /

YEAR GROUP

ISSUE / ACTION TAKEN Initials / Staff Code

 

 

APPENDIX – 5

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Information for Staff

 

Definitions of Significant Harm & Indicators of Abuse

 

A person may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm, or by failing to act to prevent harm. Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional or community setting, by those known to them or, more rarely, by a stranger.

 

  1. PHYSICAL ABUSE may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or otherwise causing physical harm to a child. Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or carer feigns the symptoms of, or deliberately causes, ill health to a child whom they are looking after.

 

  1. NEGLECT is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development. It may involve a parent or carer failing to provide adequate food, shelter and clothing, failure to protect a child from physical harm or danger, or the failure to ensure access to appropriate medical care or treatment. It may also include neglect of, or unresponsiveness to, a child’s basic emotional needs.

 

  1. EMOTIONAL ABUSE is the persistent emotional ill treatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It may involve conveying to children that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate, or valued only insofar as they meet the needs of another person. It may feature age or developmentally inappropriate expectations being imposed on children.

 

  1. SEXUAL ABUSE involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact, including penetrative (i.e. rape or buggery) or non-penetrative acts. They may include non-contact activities, or encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways.

 

Indicators of Abuse

 

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE LISTS ARE POSSIBLE INDICATORS OF ABUSE. MANY OF THESE SIGNS COULD HAVE OTHER EXPLANATIONS.

 

Some of the signs are the same, so there will be duplications in the lists. Although these signs do not necessarily indicate that a child has been abused, they may help adults recognise that something is wrong. The possibility of abuse should be investigated if a child shows one or more of these symptoms, or any one of them to a marked degree.

 

Please see accompanying table ‘Possible Indicators of Child Abuse’ for further information.

 

APPENDIX – 5

Possible Indicators of Child Abuse

Possible Signs of Physical Abuse

 

•        Unexplained injuries or burns, particularly if they are recurrent

•        Improbable excuses given to explain injuries

•        Refusal to discuss injuries or untreated injuries

•        Admission of punishment which appears excessive

•        Fear of parents being contacted

•        Bald patches

•        Withdrawal from physical contact

•        Arms and legs kept covered in hot weather

•        Fear of returning home

•        Fear of medical help

•        Self-destructive tendencies

•        Aggression toward others

•        Running away

Possible Signs of Emotional Abuse

 

•        Physical, mental and emotional developmental lags

•        Admission to punishment which appears excessive

•        Over-reaction to mistakes

•        Continual self-deprecation

•        Sudden speech disorders

•        Fear of new situations

•        Inappropriate emotional responses to painful situations

•        Neurotic behaviour (e.g. rocking, hair twisting, thumb sucking)

•        Self-mutilation or self-harm

•        Fear of parents being contacted

•        Extremes of passivity or aggression

•        Substance or alcohol abuse

•        Running away

•        • Compulsive stealing or scavenging

Possible Signs of Sexual Abuse

 

•        Sudden changes in behaviour or school performance

•        Displays of affection in a sexualised manner inappropriate to age

•        Tendency to cling or need constant reassurance and / or to cry easily

•        Regression to younger behaviour e.g. thumb sucking, acting like a baby, playing with discarded toys

•        Complaints of genital itching or pain

•        Distrust of a familiar adult, or anxiety about being left with other adults E.g. a relative, baby-sitter or lodger

•        Unexplained gifts or money

•        Depression and withdrawal

•        Wetting, day or night

•        Sleep disturbances or nightmares

•        Chronic illnesses, especially throat infections and STIs. Unexplained pregnancy

•        Anorexia or bulimia

•        Self-mutilation, attempted suicide, frequently running away

•        Fear of undressing for gym

•        Phobias or panic attacks

•        NB Not all sexually abused children will exhibit clear signs of disturbance. Some will be model pupils, displaying none of the characteristic effects of sexual abuse.

Possible Signs of Neglect

 

•        Constant hunger

•        Poor personal hygiene

•        Constant tiredness

•        Poor state of clothing

•        Emaciation

•        Frequent lateness or non-attendance at school

•        Untreated medical problems

•        Destructive tendencies

•        Low self-esteem

•        Neurotic behaviour (e.g. rocking, hair twisting, thumb sucking)

•        No social relationships

•        Running away

•        Compulsive stealing or scavenging

 

 

APPENDIX – 6

 

Site Contractor – Child Protection & Safeguarding Declaration

 

At Hornsea School and Language College (HSLC) every effort is made to safeguard and ensure the well-being of pupils.

 

HSLC is proactive in seeking to prevent children suffering any form of Exploitation, Abuse (Physical, Sexual and Emotional) or Neglect.

 

HSLC Child Protection Policy and Procedures place a clear responsibility on staff and all visitors to the site to report any concerns that they have in relation to the well-being and safety of pupils.  Acceptance of this is a pre-condition for visiting and working on the school site.

 

In the event of any concerns being identified in relation to pupil safety or well-being, visitor’s should immediately report this information to their designated staff / site contact or alternatively, if this is not possible, a member of staff.

 

This information will then be recorded and passed on to HSLC Child Protection Co-Ordinator (Chris Hamling) or a member of the school Senior Leadership Team.

 

If appropriate, arrangements will be made for visitor’s to meet directly with the school Child Protection Co-Ordinator and if necessary a member of the Senior Leadership Team, in order to deal with the identified concerns.

 

If the school receives information which suggests a child many have been abused or neglected or that abuse or neglect may be likely, then it will consult with the Social Services Department.

 

In such circumstances, the Social Services Department may decide to begin a formal child protection investigation, involving the Police and following the procedures of the East Riding Safeguarding Children’s Board

 

If, during your time on the school site, you require any further information please speak with your designated staff / site contact.

 

Declaration

 

I confirm my understanding and acceptance of the above Safeguarding / Child Protection responsibility and that I have been given a copy of this Declaration:

 

Name:

 

Company:

 

Signed:

 

Date:

 

HSLC Site Contact Signature:


APPENDIX – 7

 

Making A Child Protection Referral

 

The East Riding Safeguarding Children Board’s Procedures contain the detailed inter-agency processes, protocols and expectations for safeguarding children.  They can be found on the East Riding of Yorkshire Website at www.erscb.org.uk

 

A        Making A Child Protection Referral.

  1. If the school believes that a child may have suffered, is suffering or be at risk of suffering significant harm, a referral must be made as soon as possible on that day.  This will give Social Care and possibly the police the maximum time available to make decisions and take appropriate action if needed within the school day.

 

East Riding Resident Child

 

  1. EHaSH are available to discuss individual cases for advice and guidance during office hours on 01482-393339.

 

  1. If the child is currently ‘Open’ to an ER Social Worker they should be notified directly or if not available their manager or Duty colleague.  If this contact cannot be made follow 4.

 

  1. If not open to ER Social Care an immediate referral should be made to the  EHaSH01482- 395500 or outside office hours to the ER Emergency Duty Team on 01377- 241639.

 

  1. Parents/carers should not been informed before discussions with EhaSH or the Social Worker. It should be established with EH&SH or the Social Worker when and by whom they will be informed and if there are other actions the school needs to take.
  2. When a CP referral is made the time and the person taking the referral should be recorded on the child’s  ‘Chronology Sheet’

 

  1. All telephone referrals must be followed ideally immediately by a ‘Confirmation of Referral’ form, which should be emailed to socialcare@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk or to the CST Manager

 

  1. A member of the CST should report back to the school within 24 hours of receipt of the written referral to outline the action to be taken. If no response is received within 24 hours or sooner in urgent cases (where for example school need to be updated before the end of school) the CPC should contact the CST Manager. If this fails to get a response the CPC should contact EHaSH for advice.

 

Child resident in other LA

 

  1. If school needs to refer a pupil who lives in a neighbouring Local Authority the following contact numbers should be used for new referrals.  If you are aware that the child is open to that LA follow (3) above.

 

Hull                              01482 448879             EDT     01482 788080

North Yorks                 0845 034941               EDT     0845 9417

North Lincs                  01724 296500

North East Lincs         01472 325555

 

Looked After Children

 

If a child is Looked After by the ER the ER Social Worker should be contacted to make the referral.

 

If the child is resident in ER but Looked After by another LA their Social Worker or Duty manager should be contacted.  If such a referral is about an incident occurring in the ER then EHaSH should be notified in addition.

 

  1. Informing Parents/Carers

 

In certain circumstances parents should not be informed particularly where there are concerns about physical or sexual abuse involving family members.  As above, EHaSH advice on disclosure should be sought, followed and recorded.

These include situations when;

  • Informing parents/ carers might place the child at increased risk
  • A disclosure by a child involves a parent or other family member
  • There is a possibility that a crime may have been committed.
  • Informing parents/ carers might place staff at risk
  • Where a delay may be caused in referring if contact cannot be made to parents.

 

In other circumstances it is preferable to inform parents that the school intends to seek advice from, or refer to Children’s Social Care. Ideally this will be done with their support but lack of support or consent must not prevent or delay school acting.

 

If there are doubts or reservations about involving the parents the CPC should seek advice from EHaSH or the local CST.

 


APPENDIX – 8

 

Record Keeping: Why is it important?

 

  • It provides a consistent account of our involvement with children, young people and their families.

 

  • Well-kept records should mean that families and individuals do not have to keep ‘telling their story’

 

  • Records can be reviewed at a later date if issues arise (eg a complaint, legal proceedings or a serious case review).

 

  • Good record keeping protects:
    • The Child or Young person
    • Staff
    • The organisation

 

Record Keeping: Organisation

 

  1. Files will be kept in the filing cabinet in Student Support Team manager’s office.  This is kept locked.  Electronic records are kept on a secure ‘drive’ on the school with controlled access available to selected staff (Student Support Team and SLT)

 

  1. The individual record will contain as appropriate:
  • Chronology sheets (Appendix 2.) which logs the following
    • Records of Concern
    • Body Map sheets if submitted
    • CP referral form copy
    • Meeting and Case Conference minutes.
    • Copies of reports for meetings
    • Details of siblings where appropriate
    • Details of Social workers / Family Support workers
    • Details of contact with Parents and other agencies
    • Any other relevant

It is essential that these are all referred to on chronology sheets and fully dated.

 

3.When children transfer school.

 

  • If there have been child protection concerns, the file is reviewed and transferred separately from other school records and direct to the relevant member of staff in the receiving school. (Appendix 11)
  • The file should be sealed and marked ‘Private & Confidential FAO the Child Protection Officer’. The receiving school will be notified by telephone that there are concerns and records will if possible be delivered or collected.
  1. If posted the sealed and indicated records should be placed within a plain addressed envelope. A record should be kept of the date of such transfer of sensitive files and of the person to whom they are transferred. It is recommended that the receiving school acknowledges receipt of records, and this acknowledgement recorded by the sending school.
  • In the event of a child moving out of the LA area photocopies of records should be retained before sending them.
  1. If the destination school is unknown the records should be retained until the child is officially removed from the school role and then forwarded to the LADO. When receiving children from other schools the school should contact the sending school ascertain if there are CP concerns.

When receiving children from other schools the school should contact the sending school ascertain if there are CP concerns.

 

At transition liaison arrangements should include specific transfer of Child Protection information as part of the formal transition arrangements.


APPENDIX – 9

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Information for Visitors, Supply Staff and Volunteers

 

Welcome to Hornsea School and Language College.

 

Our priority is the safety and well-being of all members of the school community – pupils and staff.

 

We are proactive in seeking to prevent children suffering any form of Exploitation, Abuse (Physical, Sexual and Emotional) or Neglect.  This includes the misuse of the internet and social media.

 

Our Child Protection Policy and Procedures place a clear responsibility on staff and all visitors to the site (whatever the purpose) to report any concerns that they have in relation to the well-being and safety of pupils.

 

You might be concerned if:

 

  • You see an injury
  • Another person tells you about concerns
  • Something else that you may you hear or see raises concerns or worries.
  • A pupil tells you something that causes a concern

 

If a pupil tells you something that you feel needs to be passed on:

 

  • Promise confidentiality not secrecy
  • Reassure the pupil that they have done the right thing
  • Listen but do not ask leading questions
  • Record and pass on your concerns

 

In the event of concerns being identified in relation to pupil safety or well-being, you should immediately report this information to your designated staff / site contact.

 

Alternatively, if this is not possible, please speak with any other member of staff and request to speak with the Child Protection Coordinator (Chris Hamling) or Deputy Head teacher / Deputy Child Protection Coordinator (Grahame Hodson), the Parenting Partnership / Safeguarding Officer (Kay Sullivan) or to the Head teacher (Steve Lawrence)  Any other member of the school Senior Leadership Team will also be happy to help.

 

 

APPENDIX – 9

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Information for Visitors, Supply Staff and Volunteers (continued)

 

Please be assured that you will be provided with support and advice on appropriate action and recording.

 

There is a clear expectation that, as a visitor and guest of the school, you Do NOT conduct your own investigation and that you keep all concerns or information confidential.  However, we would ask that any concerns be documented in order that the school can record and respond appropriately

 

Copies of the Child Protection Record of Concern and Disclosure Form are available from the school Reception and in the Student Support Team building for the use of visitors.  A full copy of the school Child Protection Policy and Procedures is also located at school Reception and in the Student Support Team building should you wish to see it.

 

The Child Protection Record of Concern and Disclosure Form should be completed as soon as possible and passed to your designated contact who will ensure concerns and information is shared with Chris Hamling (Child Protection Coordinator) or the Deputy Head (Deputy Child Protection Coordinator) or a member of the school Senior Leadership Team.

 

If appropriate, arrangements will be made for you to meet directly with the school Child Protection Co-Ordinator and if necessary a member of the Senior Leadership Team, in order to deal with the identified concerns.

 

If the school receives information which suggests a pupil may have been abused or neglected or that abuse or neglect may be likely, then it will consult with the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHaSH).  In such circumstances, a decision may be made to begin a formal Child Protection investigation, involving the Police and following the procedures of the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board.

 

Chris Hamling the school Child Protection Coordinator can be contacted on extension 263, mobile tel. 07775 422549 or via email: hamlingc@hslc.co.uk

Thank you for playing your part in keeping the pupils and staff of HSLC safe.

 

 

Appendix – 10 -Confirmation of Referral Form

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL: Confirmation of referral to the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub

 

When making a referral to the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub, professionals and volunteers should consult the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board Threshold Guidance accessed at http://www.erscb.org.uk/procedures-and-guidance/

If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call the Police immediately on 999. If you believe a child urgently needs specialist support from children’s social care, based on the threshold guidance on page 12-13, contact the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub on (01482) 395500 and follow up your telephone call by completing and sending this form ideally immediately but within 24 hours to the following secure email: childrens.socialcare@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

 

Retain copy for your files

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date      
Is this written contact to follow a previous verbal contact? Yes No
If yes when was the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub contact made? Date Time

 

Child / Young Person’s details
Surname Forename Dob *
* *
Address Postcode  tel
*

 

* *

 

What is the child’s first language?
Does the child have a disability or other Special Educational or Additional Need? Yes No
If yes please give brief details  

 

Is a signer or interpreter needed? Yes No

 

 

Agency, organisation and service making contact
Name of professional or volunteer making contact Contact number
Are parents/ carers aware of this contact? Yes No
 Reasons for above response.  

 

Anonymity

Professionals including volunteers do not have the option to remain anonymous; as they have a professional duty under Working Together 2013 to share information openly. Only members of the public can remain anonymous.

 

 

Parent and carers details – Name & Address if different to child     Parental responsibility?
 

 

 

     
 

 

 

     
 

 

 

     

 

Reason for contact. – What is the referrer worried about? What are you worried will happen to the child/young person if nothing changes? What do you think needs to happen?
Please include as much relevant contextual information and details of any current or previous support or intervention that you are aware of.

(Expands to fit text)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other significant family members
Name Address Relationship to child
     
     
     

 

Other Agencies known to be involved with child and family

 

Agency / service Worker Base Tel
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 


 

Appendix – 11

Confirmation of receipt of Child Protection Documents supplied by HSLC

 

Record of HSLC Child Protection Documents sent to new school when Pupil Leaving HSLC

 

Sent by and please return ‘Confirmation of receipt’ to:

 

Chris Hamling

Student Support Team Manager

Hornsea School and Language College

Hornsea

HU18 1DW

 

Tel: 01964 532727 / 530263

 

Email: hamlingc@hslc.co.uk

 

 

Name of Pupil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth / Year Group

 

 

Date Sent
Details of Receiving School and Child Protection Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmation of Child Protection Documents received from Hornsea School and Language College

 

Signed

 

Designation

Date Received

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX – 12

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead

Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure that the school or college designates an appropriate senior member of staff to take lead responsibility for child protection. This person should have the status and authority within the school to carry out the duties of the post including committing resources and, where appropriate, supporting and directing other staff.

The broad areas of responsibility for the designated safeguarding lead are:

 

Managing referrals

  • Refer all cases of suspected abuse to the local authority children’s social care and:
  • The designated officer(s) for child protection concerns (all cases which concern a staff member).
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (cases where a person is dismissed or left due to risk/harm to a child); and/or
  • Police (cases where a crime may have been committed).
  • Liaise with the headteacher or principal to inform him or her of issues especially ongoing enquiries under section 47 of the Children Act 1989 and police investigations.
  • Act as a source of support, advice and expertise to staff on matters of safety and safeguarding and when deciding whether to make a referral by liaising with relevant agencies.

 

Training

  • The designated safeguarding lead should receive appropriate training carried out every two years in order to: • Understand the assessment process for providing early help and intervention, for example through locally agreed common and shared assessment processes such as early help assessments.
  • Have a working knowledge of how local authorities conduct a child protection case conference and a child protection review conference and be able to attend and contribute to these effectively when required to do so.
  • Ensure each member of staff has access to and understands the school’s or college’s child protection policy and procedures, especially new and part time staff.

 

Raising Awareness

  • The designated safeguarding lead should ensure the school or college’s policies are known and used appropriately: • Ensure the school or college’s child protection policy is reviewed annually and the procedures and implementation are updated and reviewed regularly, and work with governing bodies or proprietors regarding this.
  • Ensure the child protection policy is available publicly and parents are aware of the fact that referrals about suspected abuse or neglect may be made and the role of the school or college in this.
  • Link with the local LSCB to make sure staff are aware of training opportunities and the latest local policies on safeguarding.
  • Where children leave the school or college ensure their child protection file is transferred to the new school or college as soon as possible. This should be transferred separately from the main pupil file, ensuring secure transit and confirmation of receipt should be obtained.

 

 

APPENDIX – 13

PREVENT concerns pathway – Responding to Radicalisation / Extremist Concerns

child protection1

 

 

 

Health and Safety Policy

 

Created by: Tony Bullamore
Date Created: September 2013
Approved by: Headteacher: 25/11/2015 Governing Body: 25/11/2015
Last Reviewed: Date: 04/11/2015 By: Pete Hardgrave
Date of Next Review: November 2016 (or sooner if legislation requires)

Health & Safety Policy

 

Introduction

 

Hornsea School and Language College recognises the benefits of a positive health and safety culture in promoting an effective learning environment in which employees, students and visitors are protected from harm.

 

We also appreciate that whilst managing our activities we need to be risk aware, but not necessarily risk averse.

 

In particular the school will provide sufficient resources, time, effort and finance, to ensure, that as far as is reasonably practicable:

 

  • It will safeguard the health, safety and welfare of its employees and anyone else who may be affected by its activities.

 

  • Have arrangements to ensure that articles and substances are free from risks to health and are safe to use, handle, store and transport.

 

  • Provide information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of its employees and students.

 

  • Maintain the school in a condition that is safe and without risks to health including; safe means of access and egress and welfare facilities.

 

  • Consult with employees or their recognised representatives about health and safety matters.

 

The School’s Health and Safety Policy will be brought to the attention of all relevant employees at induction on first appointment and thereafter, following any significant change.

 

It is the responsibility of any person discovering a building defect or potential Health and Safety hazard to report the matter to the Site Site (Mr P Hardgrave), the Site Co-ordinator (Mr D Jordan)  or the Headteacher. The area must then be rendered safe or made out of bounds and reported to the Building Surveyor for action.

 

Lines of Responsibility

health and saftey

 

Available lines of guidance & support

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

School Governors:

 

Governing bodies must act as a corporate body.

 

The governing body carry out their function with the aim of taking a largely strategic role in the running of the school. This includes setting up a strategic framework for the school, setting aims, objectives and policies and targets for achieving the objectives and reviewing progress.

 

In all cases the governing body will ensure: –

 

  • A health and safety policy has been produced reflecting the health and safety management arrangements specific to their individual school;
  • A school health and safety management plan is agreed and implemented in line with the Council policy;
  • Risk assessments are carried out;
  • All health and safety matters within the school are effectively managed;
  • Wellbeing of the Headteacher and all members of staff remains a high priority.

Headteacher:

 

Headteachers under the direction of the governing body are responsible for implementing the corporate and directorate health and safety policies and the school’s health and safety policy.  To achieve this, Headteachers must: –

 

  • Produce and maintain a school specific health and safety policy and supporting safety procedures.  Guidelines from Safety Services should be used in the event that the school does not introduce their own;
  • Ensure that all health and safety matters within the school are effectively managed;
  • Produce, monitor, review and report progress on the school’s health and safety plan to the board of governors;
  • Arrange for appropriate consultation with employees in the workplace;
  • Ensure all new employees receive a suitable and sufficient safety induction;
  • Ensure the wellbeing of all staff remains a high priority;
  • Ensure that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out, reviewed and that safe systems of work are developed and communicated to all staff;
  • Ensure appropriate equipment, tools and protective equipment is provided to enable work to be done safely.  Maintain it and where necessary to ensure safety, inspect it appropriately with records of inspections maintained;
  • Ensure relevant statutory inspections take place within their school;
  • Ensure all accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences are investigated and recorded promptly in accordance with the accident reporting procedure;
  • Ensure that an educational visits co-ordinator is appointed and that visits are managed safely;
  • Ensure that formal health and safety inspections are carried out at least once each term and remedial action taken where necessary.
  • Ensure that health and safety is a standard agenda item on appropriate staff meetings.

 

These duties may be delegated to other responsible managers, but oversight and responsibility remain with the Headteacher

 

 

 

Site Managers and Department Heads (including School Improvement Leaders):

 

Managers are responsible and will be held accountable for achieving compliance with this policy within their area of service delivery.

 

They are responsible for the duties delegated to them by the Headteacher.

 

In particular they have the following responsibilities;

 

SLT Site:

 

  • Produce and maintain a school specific Health and Safety policy and supporting safety procedures.
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety matters within the school are effectively managed; produce, monitor, review and report progress on the school’s Health and Safety plan to the board of governors.
  • Arrange for appropriate consultation with employees in the workplace.
  • Ensure all new employees receive a suitable and sufficient safety induction.
  • Ensure all accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences are investigated and recorded promptly in accordance with the accident reporting procedure.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety is a standard agenda item on appropriate meetings.
  • Ensure that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out, reviewed and that safe systems of work are developed and communicated to all staff.
  • Ensure appropriate equipment, tools and protective equipment is provided to enable work to be done safely.
  • Maintain it and where necessary to ensure safety, inspect it appropriately with records of inspections maintained.
  • Ensure relevant statutory inspections take place within the school.
  • Ensure that formal Health and Safety inspections are carried out at least once each term and remedial action taken where necessary.

 

Department Heads

 

  • Ensure that all Health and Safety matters within the school are effectively managed;
  • Arrange for appropriate consultation with employees in the workplace;
  • Ensure all new employees receive a suitable and sufficient safety induction.
  • Ensure the wellbeing of all staff remain a high priority.
  • Ensure that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out, reviewed and that safe systems of work are developed and communicated to all staff;
  • Ensure appropriate equipment, tools and protective equipment is provided to enable work to be done safely. Maintain it and where necessary to ensure safety, inspect it appropriately with records of inspections maintained;
  • Ensure that an educational visits-co-ordinator is appointed and that visits are managed safely.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety is a standard agenda item on appropriate staff meetings.

 

SLT Co-ordinator and Caretakers

 

  • Ensure that all Health and Safety matters within the school are effectively managed;
  • Ensure that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out, reviewed and that safe systems of work are developed and communicated to all staff.
  • Ensure appropriate equipment, tools and protective equipment is provided to enable work to be done safely. Maintain it and where necessary to ensure safety, inspect it appropriately with records of inspections maintained;

 

 

Employees

 

Every employee is expected to co-operate with the Council, Board of Governors and the Headteacher on all aspects of health and safety and in accordance with section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act take reasonable care of their own safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

 

Furthermore, the following requirements are expected of every employee: –

 

  • Carry out assigned tasks and duties in accordance with the information, instruction and training given, following agreed risk assessments and safe methods of working;
  • Not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of safety, health or wellbeing, or to do anything likely to endanger themselves or others;
  • Use tools, equipment and materials provided for their intended use only, in accordance with the information, instruction and training they have been given ensuring that damaged faulty equipment is not used and reported to their supervisor/line manager;
  • Through the Employee Development Review process and regular meetings, cooperate with managers in identifying any training needs, including updates and refresher training;
  • All employees have a responsibility to act immediately upon discovering or receiving a report of a workplace hazard to rectify or otherwise make the situation safe,
  • Raise any concerns about their wellbeing in an open and frank way so that appropriate support can be given and action taken to address these concerns in line with the Council’s wellbeing policy;
  • Report all accidents and any unsafe practices or conditions to their supervisor/line manager.

 

Training and Advice

 

Advice

 

Health and Safety advice for the SLT Site is available from the council’s safety services section and in addition to visits, e mail and telephone advice, has a range of guidance documents and resources available on their Insight Intranet pages.

 

Advice for employees is available from the SLT Site and Site Co-ordinator.

 

Training

 

All employees, including temporary staff will receive,

 

  • Induction training – on commencement of employment or immediately after any significant change to their duties, responsibilities or place of work, It will include:

 

o   Emergency procedures

o   First aid arrangements

o   Accident reporting

o   Hazard/safety issue reporting

o   Location of policy, guidelines and other relevant documents

o   Relevant risk assessments and safe systems of work

o   Smoking restrictions

o   A tour of the premises/site

o   Other relevant information

 

When deemed necessary, training will be arranged for employees to meet the needs of Education requirements. All employees shall have access to relevant information, instruction, training and supervision to enable them to work safely, efficiently and effectively.

 

It is the responsibility of persons in charge to ensure that no persons are employed on work unless they have received adequate training in understanding the hazards involved.

 

Those persons in charge will ensure that high – risk elements in work areas are identified and risk assessed and that detailed individual work procedures and guidance notes are provided. In addition persons in charge will ensure that employees working in such areas are trained in those procedures.

 

Procedures

 

Audits and Inspections

 

The school governors and headteacher are expected to ensure that the school’s health and safety management systems and records are audited once per year to identify any weaknesses and areas for improvement.

 

Periodic health and safety inspections (including Fire Safety) will be carried out by the Headteacher or those delegated with the task.  The frequency of inspection of any particular item or topic may vary but will be in accordance with legislation (Statutory Inspections), risk assessment and good practice.

 

General health and safety inspections of the premises and site will be carried out at least once, but preferably twice, per term.

 

Results of inspections, including any remedial actions, will be recorded.

 

Risk Assessments

 

All school activities will be subject to a risk assessment and where there are any significant risks identified, they will be recorded.

 

The process of recording a risk assessment will include identifying the relevant control measures and devising a safe system of work that the person carrying out the task follows to ensure the health and safety of themselves and others who may be affected.

 

A copy of the assessments will be available via the SLT Site

Health Surveillance

 

Where required by specific legislation and/or a risk assessment, health surveillance will be carried out to monitor and ensure that the individual suffers no work related adverse effects from their employment at our school.

 

Emergency Procedures

 

The school will ensure that there are written procedures in place that are to be followed in the event of an emergency that may affect the occupiers of the school premises or site including those temporarily off site on educational visits.

 

The procedures will extend beyond fires and bomb threats and will also consider any other significant threat.

 

Where necessary, training will be delivered to anyone with specific roles to play within the procedures and this may extend to practice drills, e.g. fire drills. Other arrangements to ensure that safety systems are maintained and tested will also be put in place. A record will be kept of all drills and practices. Appliances should be periodically checked.

 

Escape routes and doors must be clearly signed and free of obstructions at all times and doors easily openable.

 

It is imperative that all building users are aware of and understand the emergency evacuation procedures.

 

Accidents, Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences

 

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) stipulate that certain events have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  It is essential that the guidance from Safety Services is followed in a timely manner so that accidents are recorded, investigated and reported to the HSE appropriately.  Further guidance and documents are available: http://insight.eastriding.gov.uk/directorates/cr/hr/safety-services/accidents/. Information and advise on infectious disease can be obtained from the Occupational Health Unit at County Hall.

 

Electrical Safety

 

All portable electrical appliances will be pat tested on a twelve monthly schedule using the fully trained site staff or contractors.

 

Defective Equipment

 

Any defective equipment must be taken out of use immediately and arrangements made for either its repair or disposal.

 

Smoking

 

The School has adopted a no smoking policy which bans smoking in all buildings and vehicles and on site. This includes the use of e-cigarettes.

 

First Aid

 

First aid procedures and first aid box contents will be in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Any advice should be sought from First Aid. All new staff should be told where there nearest First Aid Box is kept and how to access an emergency first aider if required.

 

Accidents

 

An accident record book must be kept and completed for every accident or injury, however minor, near miss accidents, not resulting in injury, must be recorded.

If an accident occurs then, if necessary a report must be completed in accordance with the Authority’s requirements. You must refer to the Corporate Accident and Incident Reporting Procedure for accidents to pupils / students.

 

Reporting of a major injury or dangerous occurence

 

Death, major injury, hospitalisation for more than twenty four hours, absence from work for more than three days or a notifiable dangerous occurrence must be immediately reported to the Department of Education, Leisure and Libraries – Departmental Administration Manager, the Safety Services Unit and the Health and Safety Executive. Within ten days, a written notification, on form F2508, must be sent to the Health and Safety Executive, Festival House, Jameson Street, Hull HU1 3JR, telephone (01482 223487) retaining a copy at the workplace and forwarding the third copy to the Department.

 

Intrusion on to the School premises

 

Record to be kept of any intrusion on to the premises of a person(s) behaving oddly or with apparent intention to harm.

 

Contractors and Self Help Maintenance or Construction

 

Visiting contractors must be managed whist on the school site.

 

Information about the risks, hazards and control measures (e.g. emergency procedures, asbestos, segregated area of work, etc.) that each party will be exposed to for the duration of an activity must be exchanged.

 

School staff must raise any concerns about contractor safe working practices immediately, if it looks wrong or anyone is unsure, stop and ask.  Seek further guidance if necessary.

 

Any proposal to engage contractors to carry out construction activities must follow all permissive protocols (internal, planning, building control, etc.) before activity commences.  Such projects must comply with the Construction, Design and Management Regulations which places duties on Clients (the school), designers, contractors etc.  The ‘Schools Self Help Contract Monitoring Form’ must be submitted to Safety Services. Further guidance can be obtained from Safety Services (http://insight.eastriding.gov.uk/directorates/cr/hr/safety-services/safety-topics/construction-design-management/) or Infrastructure & Facilities.

 

All Contractors and Visitors must report to reception, sign in and obtain an identification badge, and be informed of any known hazards on site.

 

Any site safety rules must be explained, including evacuation procedures. A copy of this Health and Safety Policy should be available to read at reception.

 

Safeguarding and Security

 

The school will have in place measures to safeguard young people, vulnerable individuals, and visitors:

  • a policy
  • security measures
  • vulnerable areas that are well supervised
  • appropriate disclosure and barring checks
  • visitor signing in and identification arrangements

 

Regulations

 

COSHH

 

Under the COSHH Regulations all staff have a duty to prevent or control exposure of employees and other persons to substances hazardous to health.

 

The regulations apply to all potentially hazardous substances such as dust, printing products, pesticides, bleach fumes etc.

 

COSHH assessments should be carried out where there are significant risks from hazardous substances and COSHH assessments must be brought to the attention of all relevant employees.

 

All COSHH assessments must be reviewed on a regular basis or whenever there is a change in circumstances concerning use.

 

School holding stocks of hazardous substances are required to check the stocks on a regular basis at least annually, and list and arrange for disposal of all substances no longer required.

 

All hazardous substances and containers must be labelled, be adequately sealed and stored in the correct manner.

Schools are responsible for arranging for the air flow testing of fume cupboards and local exhaust ventilation systems to ensure compliance with the regulations and design criteria.

 

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

 

Assessments for manual handling of loads, persons and animals will be undertaken by the appropriate by the appropriate premises manager or line manager and the assessments will be retained by the Site Manager. Refer to the Guidance Relating to Manual Handling (SSU3).

 

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992

 

The provision of personal protective equipment will be determined by the appropriate line manager and agreed with the Director of Education, Leisure and Libraries. Advice on these regulations can be obtained by contacting the Safety Services Unit.

 

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

 

All buildings, extensions and building modifications must comply with these regulations. To ensure compliance reference may have to be made to the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1996. Advice on these regulations can be obtained by contacting the Safety Services Unit.

 

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992

 

Wherever possible, any equipment provided for use at work will be purchased to meet an appropriate (Conformite’ European) mark or relevant British Standard, in line with the Guidelines Relating to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment.