Key safeguarding personnel at Hove Park School & Sixth Form Centre

Always include safeguarding@hovepark.org.uk in any correspondence

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Mrs Amanda Meier ameier@hovepark.org.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Miss Kerry Tester ktester@hovepark.org.uk

Head of Valley Campus

Mr Simon Paul spaul@hovepark.org.uk

Head of Nevill Campus

Mr Joe Brooking jbrooking@hovepark.org.uk

Head of Sixth Form Centre

Mr James Miles jmiles@hovepark.org.uk


Safeguarding

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.

Click on this link to read a copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy:

Basic eSafety advice

It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.

The NSPCC has teamed up with O2. Together they’re helping parents untangle the web and teach their children to be Share Aware. Because, just like in real life, children need your help to stay safe online.

Click on this link for lots of useful information about how to keep your child safe and, details of safety helplines: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

Parents/carers and students should also 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

Reminder about how to be SMART when using the internet and mobile phones:


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 (e.g. use crossings, be seen)
  • Cycle safety (e.g. 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 (e.g. school, home, shop) if approached and speak to a trusted adult.

Please view our latest Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy here.

Please note that we always work to the most recently published statutory guidance (currently dated September 2018 and available here)

If you would like further information on online safety you can also visit Think u Know

If you have an immediate concern relating to online safety please visit CEOP