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Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children

What is Safeguarding?

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

What is Child Protection?

  • Child protection is part of safeguarding
  • It is activity undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm
  • Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action should be taken to protect that child
  • Action should also be taken to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk

Do's and Don’ts when working at Hayes Primary School

  • Do make sure you sign in at reception
  • Do make sure we have seen your DBS
  • Don’t use your mobile phone on school premises
  • Don’t give a child your personal details
  • Do only use school equipment for photographs and videos
  • Do read the Safeguarding guidance notes