Hagbourne CofE Primary School

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Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S business!


At Hagbourne primary school we place a huge amount of importance on your child's safety and wellbeing.  All our staff have a responsibility to create a safe environment for our children, therefore every member of staff at Hagbourne school receives safeguarding training annually and reads Keeping Children Safe In Education in order to keep up to date. Training ensures all our staff are able to identify concerns early, provide help and support to children and families and prevent concerns from escalating. 


Ensuring your child's safety...Safer Recruitment

Every member of staff at Hagbourne CE Primary is rigorously checked to ensure that they are suitable to work in our school.  This means that this includes:

  • when we advertise we make our checks about safeguarding very clear.
  • applicants have to complete an OCC application form - CV's are not considered.
  • positions are only secured when satisfactory references have been received and checked.
  • Enhanced DBS check is undertaken


If you have any concerns about a child, please raise this with our designated safeguarding lead, Mrs Sarah-Jane Lewis or one of our Deputy safeguarding leads, Mrs Jo Hudson and Mrs Nicola Dobson. 


Immediate Safeguarding Concerns

Immediate concerns should be reported directly to the MASH (Multi Agency Support Team) on 0345 050 7666.


Keeping your child safe 

We create a culture and ethos in our school of trust and support.  Children should be able to talk to any one of our caring staff if they have concerns or worries (or for any other reason).  If your child says something that is concerning this may be noted down on our computer based system and the safeguarding leads will be notified.  Staff will also be vigilant  for signs of any abuse, for example: bruises in peculiar places, extreme hunger or tiredness, change of personality, change in appearance etc.


Usually staff will ask you about this directly - and sometimes there will be a very plausible reason for this.  This is why it is vital that you keep us informed if something happens at home so that we can do our very best to support your child. 


If the designated leads feel that you may need some extra support the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub will be contacted with a referral.  You will generally be informed that we are going to make a referral directly - unless we feel that your child will be in danger if we did so - in which case they will be contacted without prior discussion with the parent. 


If the multi agency hub believe that the referral meets their threshold they will carry out an assessment of need, contacting other professionals and yourselves.  A meeting will be held to see if the information meets the criteria for Child Protection and you will be given support and guidance with the aim to provide your child with a safe and secure childhood - the minimum any parent desires for their child. 


We are signed up to Operation Encompass.  Where a child has been present at an incident of domestic abuse and police have attended, school will be notified so we can ensure children receive timely support.


Click here for the link to our safeguarding policy

Click here for the link to CEOPs (Child Exploitation and Online Abuse website)

Click here for the link to report suspected abuse to the local authority

Click here for advice to parents/carers in keeping children safe from abuse and harm