For urgent Child Protection/Safeguarding advice:
First Response- 0117 9036444
Families in Focus- 0117 3576460
Emergency out of hours duty team -01454 615 165
NSPCC whistle-blowing helpline - 0800 0283550
PREVENT DUTY - 01278 647466
Safer internet advice- 0344 381 4772
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) -0117 9037795
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
At Two Mile Hill we keep our Pupils and Staff safe. If you have any concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child within Two Mile Hill, please contact any of our Safeguarding Team.
Concerns about a Child
All concerns relating to a child in school should be passed to the Designated Safeguarding Lead who is Cynthia Mayo and Tom Stack Deputy Safeguarding Lead. If both are unavailable, please pass the concerns on to Owen Knowles , the Headteacher.
Our Safeguarding Curriculum
We strive to deliver a curriculum where the children are taught the skills and knowledge to keep themselves safe in and outside of school. Safeguarding is taught through our PSHE curriculum Jigsaw; assemblies; our ongoing E-safety workshops and through other outside organisations. We use a number of reliable organisations to help deliver specific lessons and safeguarding in school. These include the NSPCC and the Safer Internet Centre. We deliver the highly-recommended PANTS resource, designed by the NSPCC, which helps keep children safe from abuse. Like the Green Cross Code, it takes a potentially tricky subject and gives children (and their parents) tools to talk about it in an engaging and age-appropriate way.
Prevent is part of the United Kingdom’s counter terrorism strategy. It aims to prevent people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism.
At Two Mile Hill we have a duty to protect children from radicalisation and extremism. As part of their education, children will learn about different religions and cultures as we believe the best way of preventing extremism and radicalisation is by increasing understanding of each other.
If a parent has a concern that a pupil at Two Mile Hill is at risk of radicalisation, please contact the Safeguarding Team.
Please click on this link for more information - http://educateagainsthate.com/
Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
From 21st October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, that someone under 18 has undergone FGM.
To obtain more information on FGM please click the link below:
At Two Mile Hill Primary School, we recognise the benefits and opportunities that new technologies offer to teaching and learning. We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. There is further information about E safety in the key
information section. Here you will find useful information and websites.
Below are some of our Safeguarding Policies and information to help parents.
Useful websites for parental support and advice
Here is a short video clip to show you the work of the NSPCC and how they can help in the prevention of cruelty to children: