Cams Hill School believes that it is of the utmost importance to have good systems for protecting children and safeguarding their welfare. This means that all those who work with children in the school must be alert to possible concerns about every student and report these appropriately.
In order to protect our pupils at Cams Hill School, we aim to:
- Create an atmosphere where all our pupils can feel secure, valued and listened to.
- Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse.
- Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.
Cams Hill School will support all pupils by:
Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying.
Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school.
Everyone working with our pupils should be aware that:
Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.
They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised.
They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately.
If the DSLs are not available, the Headteacher should be contacted.
A disclosure of abuse or harm can be made at anytime (lesson times, break times, after school etc.).
Before outside agencies are invited into Cams Hill School to work with our pupils or to carry out work on the premises, staff are required to ensure that all relevant DBS checks and identification has been seen.
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed or at risk of harm or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one the following:
Aly Potts – Assistant Headteacher and designated safeguarding lead and coordinator
Ian Hudson – Assistant Headteacher and designated safeguarding lead
Sara Brooker – Interventions & inclusions manager and designated safeguarding lead
Call the school on 01329 231641.
Cams Hill policy for safeguarding children is to;
- Protect children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- Ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Net Aware News Page
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Fortnite: the online game
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Hollie Guard App
Hollie Guard turns your smartphone into a personal safety device. In danger? Shake your phone or tap the screen to generate an alert. Your location and audio/video evidence will automatically be sent to your emergency contacts who can take action to help you quickly. Three alert types – Personal, Stealth, and Deterrent – allow you to choose an alert setting appropriate to your specific needs. Meeting someone? The Meeting Timer gives you extra protection when you are going to a dangerous meeting or are meeting someone new. Simply enter descriptive information and the duration of the meeting. When the meeting time has expired an alert will automatically be raised. Travelling? The Journey feature allows you to notify your friends, family, and co-workers of your movements while travelling. Enter your start and end point, and an SMS & email will be sent to your emergency contacts when you’ve started and safely completed your journey. To register for an account please click the link below or visit www.hollieguard.com (http://www.hollieguard.com) . Hollie Guard was developed by the Hollie Gazzard Trust to help people stay safe.The app was created in honour of Hollie.
E-safety magazine from Alan Mackenzie
#DITTO is a free online safety magazine from esafety adviser, Alan Mackenzie, aimed at schools, organisations and parents. The content looks at risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology.
Schools can host the magazine on their own website (as long as there is a link back to Alan’s website), or they can print and send the magazine to their staff and parents or share on social media channels.
You can find the latest edition of #DITTO here: http://www.esafety-adviser.com/latest-newsletter