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 or call the school on 01329 231641:

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

Pippa Newman – HOY 10, Associate Assistant Headteacher and designated safeguarding lead

Jorden Anderson – Assistant HOY 9 & 11 and designated safeguarding lead

Amy Kendall – Assistant HOY 8 & 10 and designated safeguarding lead



Cams Hill policy for safeguarding children is to:

  • protect children from maltreatment;
  • prevent 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.


Useful Links

Ofsted – Only Safety Webinar (YouTube)


Get Safe Online

Cyber Aware


WhatsApp – What is it and What Parents/Carers Need to Know

Live Streaming – Understanding the Risks

Digital Wellbeing – Guidance for Parents

Tik Tok – What are the Risks


Educate Against Hate

Childnet – Blog – Online Radicalisation and Extremism

PACE Leaflet

Family Internet Advice


Mental Health

Net Aware News Page

Click the link below for continuously updated information on the games young people are playing online.

Net Aware Gaming News

Fortnite: the online game

Please download the pdf below for details on some potential risks to young people playing Fortnite.


Hollie Guard App

Hollie Guard Logo

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. To register for an account please click the link below or visit ( . Hollie Guard was developed by the Hollie Gazzard Trust to help people stay safe.

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.

You can find the latest edition of #DITTO here:

Download Hampshire Constabulary Letter

Download Safeguarding policy

Download Prevent Strategy

Download Useful Information and Links - Online Safety

Download Child Protection Policy

Download 20190301 MOMO-Challenge

Go back

If you need support or to talk to over the weekend, please look at the letter sent out on Thursday for guidance or the websiteYoung Minds