Safeguarding

South Hetton Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying our safeguarding processes.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.  Our main guidelines can be accessed below:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Safeguarding policies can be found  in the School Policies section of our website.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs) listed :

  • Mrs N Mayo      Headteacher
  • Mr P Ruddick         Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs D Thompson   Lower School Lead
  • Miss S Mann    Upper School Lead

If you have concerns about a child in our community, further guidance can be found using the links below:

Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership (DSCP)

Concerned about a child?

Better Health at Work
http://www.countydurhamfamilies.info/kb5/durham/fsd/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=0
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

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This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

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