Safeguarding and E-Safety
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children underpin the school’s support for our students.
We have a legal duty to protect children from maltreatment; prevent impairment of children’s health or development; ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, we have a legal duty to take action to protect that child. We also have a duty to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.
Haileybury Turnford’s staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children and we work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Mrs M Goodes, Vice Principal, is the school’s Lead Designated Safeguarding Person and Mrs V Elliott is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person. Mr B Walsh and Mrs N Shivalkar, Assistant Principals are also Deputy Designated Safeguarding Persons. They provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaise closely with other services such as children’s social care.
When concerns or allegations involve members of staff, the Principal will be informed immediately. The school will then follow the Hertfordshire Local Authority procedures for managing allegations against staff. In the event of an allegation against the Principal the Chair of the Governing Body, Mr R Matcham and Governor, Mr S Campbell will be informed who will seek the advice of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). Mr R Matcham is the school’s governor with responsibility for Safeguarding.
Our students receive regular input on E-Safety in assemblies, computing lessons and from collapsed timetable days.
Below are some important website links for students, parents and carers:
Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – HSCP
Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) has been set up so that all agencies and organisations who work with children and young people work together to keep children safe.
Families First – Click Here
Hertfordshire’s strategy for early help is called ‘Families First’. Families First is a whole system, countywide multi-agency response to supporting family outcomes at a local level. It brings together organisations that provide early help services under one umbrella of consistent practice and clear processes. The Families First Portal signposts support for families.
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – CEOP
If you are concerned about something that may have happened while online, please go to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and report the incident.
Virtual Global Taskforce – Virtual Globe
The Virtual Globe provides information on how to help safeguard children and combat online child sexual abuse.
Guide to Live Streaming Apps
Working together to safeguard children
Keeping children safe in education
Child Protection Policy