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:

Sara Brooker – Isolation and Safeguarding Lead (DSL1)





Aly Potts– Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL2)




Pippa Newman – Head of Year, Associate Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead


Jorden Anderson – Assistant Head of Year and Designated Safeguarding Lead



Amy Kendall – Assistant Head of Year and Designated Safeguarding Lead




Andrew Haines – Nexus Lead and SENDCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead





Jenny Lawrence – Assistant Headteacher and Prevent Lead 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.

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies can be found on the Policies page

The following information is aimed to assist you if you have any safeguarding concerns during any closure or school holiday period. If you have an urgent concern regarding a child the call 999/101 for the Police, 999/111 for Medical support.

Children Services – 0300 555 1384 (during office hours) 0300 555 1373 (out of hours) (during office hours)

Any concerns regarding mental health and the child is in immediate danger call 999.

Alternatively, the following services will be able to offer advice and support:

Samaritans – 116 123 –

Young Minds – Text YM to 85258 –

CAMHS – 0300 304 0050 –

Useful Links

Ofsted – Only Safety Webinar (YouTube)


Get Safe Online

Cyber Aware


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


Educate Against Hate

Childnet – Blog – Online Radicalisation and Extremism


Mental Health

CCO Childrens’ Digital Safety Wellbeing Kit

CCO Parents’ Digital Safety Wellbeing Kit

Parent Zone

Safety Centre


Net Aware News Page

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

Net Aware Gaming News


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:


TikTok Update Parental Controls with Family Pairing Feature (SWGfL)

TikTok is used by many teenagers and sometimes children younger than that 13 despite its terms and conditions. Using the new Family Pairing feature can allow parents to guide their child’s TikTok experience in a safer way. Features include:

  • Search: Decide what can be searched for. This includes content, users, hashtags, or sounds
  • Screen Time Management: Sets how long your teen can spend on TikTok each day
  • Discoverability: Decide on the account being private (you decide who can see their content) or public (anyone can search and view content)

To find out more information about TikTok’s Family Pairing feature and to download a helpful poster to share with pupils and parents, go to:

Download Prevent Strategy

Download Useful Information and Links - Online Safety

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