Safeguarding

Safeguarding

When the government published “Every Child Matters” it raised 5 key issues that were deemed essential in the complete development of each and every child, in that we have a duty to ensure that each child:

  • Stays safe
  • Is healthy
  • Is able to enjoy and achieve
  • Is able to achieve economic well-being
  • Makes a positive contribution

At Biggin Hill the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. We therefore have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality.

What to do if you have a concern about a child attending Biggin Hill Primary

During school hours: 

  • Contact school and speak to any of the Child Protection team on 01482 825377
  • Or – contact the Access and Assessment team for Hull on 01482 448879

Out of school hours (including during school holidays):

  • If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police on 999
  • If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of a child, then contact Children’s Social Care, Access & Assessment Team on 01482 448879 (weekdays 8.30am – 5pm) Immediate Help Team on 01482 300304 (after 5pm and weekends)

Meet our Child Protection Team

Please click on the links to view our Safeguarding Policy and our Child Protection Policy

Emotional Wellbeing

Meet our Emotional Wellbeing Team

WAS Award

We have achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools, to acknowledge the hard work of our children and staff.

The Wellbeing Award for Schools has been developed in partnership with the NCB.

This whole-school award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils.

The award has a focus on changing the long-term culture of a school, and embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.

With this award, schools can:

  • Show their commitment to promoting mental health as part of school life
  • Improve the emotional wellbeing of their staff and pupils
  • Ensure mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
  • Offer provision and interventions that matches the needs of its pupils and staff
  • Engage the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness
  • Capture the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is an innovative project that Biggin Hill Primary Academy is participating in.

The project is being run in partnership with Humberside Police. It aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse.

Being exposed to domestic abuse is distressing for a young person, who can often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent’s injuries or distress afterwards or be physically hurt trying to stop the abuse.

As a result, following any domestic abuse incident being reported into Humberside Police specialist Police Officers will make contact with the school and communicate relevant and necessary information to nominated and trained school staff. This will ensure that the school is made aware before the start of the next school day and can subsequently provide support in a way that means the child feels safe.

Key Links

Prevent

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/

CSE

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/

FGM

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/

Keeping Children Safe in Education

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education–2

 

 

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