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
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 May 2022
Pupils explained that they understand that bullying comes in different forms. They
said that, if bullying happens, they trust their teachers to deal with it quickly.
We all face challenging times in our lives and getting the right support, at the right time is essential; it can be what stops a minor problem becoming a crisis.
Children and families can access Early Help services through school. Miss Bhojani, the family liaison officer, can provide information and advice to support families.
Some Early Help services include:
- · Parenting support
- · Play and activity groups
- · Emotional and wellbeing support
- · Communication and language support.
Stepping in as soon as problems arise helps provide safe and happy childhoods. It helps keep families together and it means children and young people are better prepared as they enter adulthood.
Early Help is for parents, children or whole families. Early Help is voluntary and if you feel Early Help would benefit your family, or you would like some more information, please do not hesitate to contact the school and ask to speak with Miss Bhojani.
How do you keep safe - answers from our children.
|How do you feel when you're at school?
|What do you enjoy about being in school?
|What are your friendships like?
|Is there anything that worries you?
|How do you learn about keeping safe online?
|What do you think the word bullying means?
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.
Pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe online and both in and out of school.
They are confident who to turn to if they need help. Pupils know that they can talk
with staff or their peer ‘well-being monitors’.
Keep your child safe online
It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
Talk to your child about the importance of creating a safe online environment, including keeping any log-in details and passwords safe.
These resources will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
- Youtube, How to keep safe online - AThis is a useful guide on how to keep your children safe, please take a look, as it helps with keeping your children safe whilst on YouTube and how to monitor what your children are watching.
- National Online Safety - At Hyndburn Park Primary School, we are members of the National Online Safety training platform and through this our staff have access to the training sessions throughout the academic year. The platform is also used to provide our parents with updated online safety information, and this given each week on our Friday newsletter.
- Thinkuknow by the National Crime Agency - Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (NCA-CEOP) - resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
- Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online
- Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP - support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
- National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online - you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
- Inclusive Digital Safety Hub and Online Safety Hub, created by South West Grid for Learning in partnership with Internet Matters - support and tailored advice for young people with additional learning needs and their parents or carers
- Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings explains how the British Board of Film Classification rates content, and gives parents advice on choosing online content well