Safeguarding at Howletch Lane Primary School
Howletch Lane Primary School’s safeguarding policy is to ensure that every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to:
- Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment;
- Prevent impairment of our children’s and young people’s health or development;
- Ensure that children and young people at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Undertake that role so as to enable children and young people at our school to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding Designated Leads
- Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs. H Beattie (Deputy Head Teacher)
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Ms. H Adair (Head Teacher), Mrs. C Clymo (SENDCo/EMP Manager) and Mrs. M Armstrong (LKS2 Leader/Emotional Well-being Lead)
What is Prevent?
Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats. e.g. international terrorism, far right extremists (among others).
The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found at the following address: www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Three Key Themes
The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:
Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.
Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.
Challenging terrorist ideology by working visit this page closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities
The Prevent Engagement Team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussion ensuring that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities. They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.
Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism.
How you can help
It is important that we all work together, so that we can protect our communities. There are many ways you can help:
- You can get in touch with your local neighbourhood or Prevent team for advice and support, if you are worried about someone you know who you believe may be vulnerable to radicalisation.
- You can speak to your local officers or Prevent contact about helping run community events to bring people from different communities together
- You can provide facilities that could help us and our partners hold community engagement events
For further Safeguarding details please visit/contact:
- If you are a member of the public and are concerned that a child is being harmed or neglected all First Contact on 03000 26 79 79.
- NSPCC child protection helpline 0808 800 5000
- Childline 0800 1111
- Stop It Now! (for child sexual abuse) 0808 1000 900
- In an emergency, please call 999