At Hyndburn Park Primary School, we are committed to protecting and safeguarding the welfare of all of the children in our care and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and follow national and local Child Protection procedures.
Please read our 'safeguarding policy', which can be found on our polices page. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We follow the guidance set out in the 'Keeping children safe in education' document
Our designated staff for child protection are:
Mrs J Hardwick (Assistant Headteacher)
Ms S Tabsim (Deputy Headteacher)
Ms W Tracey (Headteacher)
In conjunction with Lancashire Constabulary, Hyndburn Park is involved in an initiative called “Operation Encompass.” The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Operation Encompass ensures that by 09:00 on the next school day, the school’s key adult – Mrs Hardwick – will be informed that the child has been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support, depending on the needs and wishes of the child.
For more information, please visit www.operationencompass.org
Please read our current letter
Online safety is an integral part of children's education in today's digital world and it is embedded in their learning at school. Technology and the way in which our children engage with the Internet is changing rapidly and we need to equip our young people for the changing demands that new technology brings. Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Hyndburn Park Primary School. We teach our children how to use the internet safely and responsibly. To learn more, please read our 'online safety policy', which can be found on our polices page.
Children have access to the internet on a range of devices, computers, TVs, tablets, games consoles and mobile phones. Here are some resources that can help children stay safe online, and what to do if they feel uncomfortable online.
Delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real world and the 'e' world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button above, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Internet safety tips for kids. Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Help and advice for families in a digital world. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
Where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Highly recommended is the Thinkyouknow website. A website that has the latest safety information.
This is an education initiative by CEOP - the UKs national law enforcement agency.