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Safeguarding

This page contains important information relating to safeguarding the interests, health and safety of students and staff at St Hugh's. 

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Safeguarding Matters

Safeguarding the interests, health and safety of every young person in our care is our priority and responsibility. We also take extremely seriously our responsibility to safeguard the interests, health and safety of every person who works at and visits St Hugh's.

At St Hugh's we do not tolerate:

  • verbal, physical or emotional bullying
  • racial, sexual or disability harassment
  • internet abuse
  • physical or emotional abuse or neglect

Safeguarding Reports - Issues & Concerns

To report a safeguarding issue or concern, please complete the confidential report form on this website. The report will be sent for the immediate attention of the Headteacher at St St Hugh's School.

Access the Safeguarding Report Form here

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy here.

Safeguarding & Facebook

To read the letter and guidance from the Headteacher (March 2016) regarding Safeguarding and Facebook, please click here.

Safeguarding Whistleblowing Policy

Read our Safeguarding Whistleblowing Policy here.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

The Headteacher has lead responsbility for Safeguarding at St Hugh's. She is supported by Mrs Katrina Pawlyszyn, Assistant Headteacher, on behalf of the governors, students and staff at St Hugh's.

E-Safety

  • Read information for parents from CEOP & Parent Zone relating to e-safety here.
  • Read the St Hugh's  E-Safeguarding Policy here.

We are always willing to advise on the safe use of the internet and are more than happy to support you.

You can keep your child safe by:

  • Discussing what your child is looking for on the internet
  • Keeping the computer in a communal area
  • Installing a firewall to keep out viruses
  • Reminding them of the rules

More information can be found at:

The Sharp System

There are many reasons why young people decide not to talk about incidents, whether that is due to not wanting to talk face to face, lack of confidence, scared, peer pressure or scared in case someone sees them talking to or seen in the schools office but to name just a few.

As a result we have created The SHARP System (Student Help Advice Reporting Page System) which allows young people to report any incidents which occur within the school and local community anonymously and without fear. Aside from the reporting tool SHARP delivers educational content to raise awareness on a wide range of subjects including: Bullying, Health, Community Issues, Weapons and Hate Crime.

SHARP is a web based tool which is personalised to each school by schools colours and school badge, together with a photograph of a member of staff who is trusted and well known within the school.

The SHARP System promotes inclusion, safeguarding, e-safety and provides additional opportunities for students to report their concerns.

Who else can I turn to if need help?

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people.

How can I contact ChildLine?

You can contact ChildLine in these ways. You can phone ChildLine on 0800 1111, send an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us and you can send a message to Ask Sam. You can post a message to the ChildLine message boards and you can text ChildLine. The website for ChildLine is:

www.childline.org.uk

Privacy notice: how we use your information

Read the school's current privacy notice here.