1st Dec 2023
Safeguarding and Wellbeing
“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.” – DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education
Flamstead End recognises the contribution it makes in partnership with other local agencies in safeguarding children. All staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm and keeping them safe.
We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. Our emphasis is on prevention and early intervention to minimise any risk to our students.
Flamstead End follows the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) procedures and acts on advice taken from the government document, Keeping Children Safe in Education.
If you or your child are ever concerned about safety then please contact the class teacher, Pupil support or member of the safeguarding team.
Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill- treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Co-Headteachers are obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
When the school refers a concern about a child to the Social Services Department, it is not accusing the parents of abuse but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk.
Please click here for the Child Protection Policy
Educate Against Hate
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Internet Watch Foundation
Dot Com Children’s Foundations
Get Safe Online
Family Online Safety Institute
Your Child’s Safety – NHS Choices
ChildLine Internet Safety
Advice if you are concerned about your child and self harming
Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board
www.hertsdirect.org/hertshelpHerts Help is a free and confidential information service which helps people of all ages with a wide range of issues, questions and problems, quickly and simply.
Hertfordshire Wellbeing Service NHS, Herts,UKHertfordshire Wellbeing is a free NHS service, offering practical and psychological support to those are experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing.
For parent support from the NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk/parents
Clickhere to view the letter sent home about the Speak out. Stay safe. workshops run by the NSPCC.
HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL DIRECTORY OF PARENTING COURSES:
Hertfordshire County Council have developed a directory of parenting courses, which is available on the website at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/parenting support. The parenting directory lists all courses that are available to parents/carers in Hertfordshire and cover a range of topics including:
- Parenting a child with additional needs
- Healthy relationships healthy baby programme
- Confident fathers programme
- Caring dads
- Understanding teens