'Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.' (KCSIE 2021)
At Hugo Meynell Primary School we believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognise that safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. We follow Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) procedures and acknowledge that the welfare of the child is paramount. We believe that every child matters and that everyone has the right to be heard.
All schools must have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). This is a member of the leadership team with appropriate authority, responsible for dealing with safeguarding issues, providing advice and support to other staff, liaising with the local authority, and working with other agencies.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Hugo Meynell is Mrs Bronwen Gleave, Headteacher.
Designated Safeguarding Deputies are Mrs Katie Adcock, Deputy Headteacher, and Miss Amy Carter, SENDCo.
The Governing Body safeguarding champion is Mrs Michelle Williams, Chair of Governors.
New government resource to help keep children safe from sexual abuse
It’s estimated that one in ten children in England and Wales will experience sexual abuse before they turn sixteen. That’s equivalent to three in every classroom.
Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important for everyone to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support if concerned. The Government’s new Stop Abuse Together website can help you learn to spot the signs, and have regular conversations with your child which can help keep them safe, and know when it’s right to reach out for more support.
If you feel something’s not right, you can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 no matter what’s happened, there’s always someone who will listen to you and take what you say seriously.
All children have a right to be safe from sexual abuse, and we all have a role to play in keeping them safe. Let’s stop abuse together.
Contact our Safeguarding and Child Protection Team
Please use the contact form below if you would like to contact the Safeguarding team at Hugo Meynell.