Key safeguarding personnel at Hove Park School & Sixth Form Centre
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
Ms Tania Banks email@example.com
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mr Simon Paul firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Siobhan McCurdy email@example.com
Always include firstname.lastname@example.org in any correspondence
All of us have a responsibility for Child Protection. This means:
- protecting children from abuse
- promoting the welfare of children
- preventing children from being harmed
Students, parents/carers and staff must feel able to raise concerns.
Students, parents/carers and staff must recognise that they have a duty to raise concerns.
If you have a concern regarding a child’s safety you must refer it immediately.
Basic eSafety advice
Parents/carers and students should make use of the HPS eSafety iTunesU courses (links below):
The Parental Course link is https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/id1121944371 and shortcut iOS enrol link https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/audit/COF1V3XENBVGNXGB
The Student link is https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/id1121946915 and shortcut iOS enrol link https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/audit/COFJMNSDXIAVDH1H
Always use passwords, private settings and filtering.
Parents/carers: Talk to your children about their internet use.
Young people: Share concerns about what you see or messages you receive with a trusted adult.
Don’t share any personal information or your contact number online.
Don’t meet people that you have only spoken to online.
Don’t share images or go on webcam with people you don’t know.
You can never really be sure who you are talking to online.
Anything you post or upload to the internet is there forever so be very careful.
Safe travel to school
Please ensure arrangements are in place for your child to travel safely to and from school.
In particular please agree arrangements and support messages given in school about staying safe and avoiding dangers:
- Road safety (eg use crossings, be seen)
- Cycle safety (eg use helmets, be seen)
- Bus safety (follow the rules, consider other passengers).
- Safe routes (avoid dangerous roads and isolated areas).
- Travel with friends where possible and avoid strangers.
- Return to a safe busy place (eg school, home, shop) if approached and speak to a trusted adult.
Please view our latest Safeguarding policy (pending approval) here.
Please view our previous Safeguarding Policy here.
Please note that we always work to the most recently published statutory guidance (currently dated September 2016 and available here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2)
If you would like further information on online safety please visit Think u Know
If you have an immediate concern relating to online safety please visit CEOP