Safeguarding our pupils is paramount at Hindon School.
We rigorously uphold our policies on Safer Recruitment, Safeguarding and Child Protection in order to protect pupils at all times when they are at school.
Through our PHSE and SRE curriculum, we provide pupils with knowledge, skills and strategies to keep themselves safe when away from the school environment.
If you have any worries about child welfare or concerns regarding pupils, our designated safeguarding staff are:
Mrs Jackie Gunter- DSL Head Teacher (SENco)
Mrs Ashleigh Muelchi- DDSL - Senior member of staff
Mrs Tracy Drake - Safeguarding & CP Governor
Emergency procedures during the COVID-19 event.
Alongside our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, the following definitions and arrangements apply until further notice:
Vulnerable children include children who have a social worker with education, health and care (EHC) plans.
We will liaise with the Local Authority and with parents to decide whether a child with an EHCP needs to continue to be offered a place at school to meet their needs, or whether they can safely have their needs met at home This could include, if necessary, carers, therapists or clinicians visiting the home to provide any essential services. We understand that many children and young people with EHC plans can safely remain at home. Eligibility for free school meals is not a key determining factor in assessing vulnerability.
Our senior leaders and DSLs (Designated Safeguarding Leads) have the flexibility to offer a place to children who do not have a social worker but for whom some safeguarding needs have already been identified.
There is an expectation that vulnerable children who have a social worker will attend an education setting, so long as they do not have underlying health conditions that put them at risk. Local authorities and education settings do not need to complete their usual day-today attendance processes to follow up on non-attendance. We will follow the process set out in Wiltshire Councils flowchart School attendance and children with a CiN or CP plan, until further notice.