Safeguarding

Welcome To Our Safeguarding Page

Hindsford is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare.

Our first priority is that ALL our children feel safe and happy at Hindsford.

Meet the Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead Teacher: Mrs E Holden

Designated Safeguarding Deputy: Miss R Dempsey

Safeguarding Governor: Mr Andrew Morris

Safeguarding Administrator/Designated Safeguarding Deputy: Mrs J Mitchell

Wigan Safeguarding Board Link:

Safeguarding Policies & Key Resources: 

To help keep all stakeholders stay safe in school, the school has several policies linked to safeguarding. These can read by clicking on the links below:

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Anti-Bullying Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Linked Resource to Anti-Bullying Policy: Advice to Parents/Carers on Cyberbullying

Anti-Radilcalisation & Extremisim Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Linked Resource to Anti-Radicalisation Policy: Advice to Parents/Carers – Keeping Children Safe Against Radicalisation & Extremism

Attendance Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Alternative / Off-Site Provison Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Administration of Medicine Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

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Bad Weather Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Behaviour Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

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Children Missing in Education Policy (Local Authority Policy 2016)

Children Missing in Education Guidance (Local Authority Document 2016)

Confidentiality Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

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E-Safety Policy (Last Updated Jun 2020)

Exclusion Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Linked Resource to Exclusion Policy: DfE Statutory Guidance Regarding Exclusions

Educational Visits Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Equality Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

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Food & Drink Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Fire Evacuation Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

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GDPR Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

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Hindsford Safer Working Practices (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Health & Safety Policy (Last Updated September 2020)

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Intimate Care Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

IT Acceptable User Policy (Last Updated Jun 2020)

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Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 (HM Government Document Sept 2021)

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Lockdown Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Looked After Children Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Look After Children Guidance (Local Authority Document 2018)

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PSHE Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Positive Handling Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Pupil Dress Code Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

PANTS Information for Parents/Carers – The Underwear Rule

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Safeguarding, Child Protection & Early Help Policy (Last Updated Jan 2021)

Safeguarding, Child Protection & Early Help Policy COVID 19 Addendum (Mar 2020 to Jun 2020)

Safer Reruitment Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Site Security Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Social Media Policy (Last Updated Jun 2020)

Sex and Relationships Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Staff Dress Code Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

Staff Mobile Phone Policy (Last Updated Sept 2020)

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Taking Photographs/Videos Policy (Last Updated 2020)

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Visitors Policy (Last Updated September 2020)

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Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Government Document March 2015)

Whistle Blowing Policy (Last Updated Sept 2019)

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Zoom Protocol Policy (Last Updated Apr 2020)

Wigan Encompass: 

The purpose of Wigan Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident.

Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene.

Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.

Encompass has been created to address this situation.

It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools.

The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.

Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident.

This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

At Hindsford our Key Adults are Mrs Holden & Miss Dempsey.

If you are suffering from domestic violence, if you click on the image below you can access a range of outside agencies that can support you:

Below are other contact numbers that may be able to offer you support if you need it. Please do not suffer in silence.

Useful Websites: 

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Staff Training: 

September 2020: Annual Whole School Safeguarding Training led by Mr M Wigman (Virtual).

October 2020: Annual Governor Safeguarding Training led by Mr M Wigman (Virtual).

October 2020: All Staff & Governor Online PREVENT Training

September 2019: Annual Whole School Safeguarding Training led by Miss R Dempsey & Mr M Wigman.

October 2019: Annual Governor Safeguarding Training led by Miss R Dempsey & Mr M Wigman.

October 2019: All Staff & Governor Online PREVENT Training

November 2019: Mrs E Holden Safer Recruitment Training

January 2020: Whole School Safeguarding Update Training led by Miss R Dempsey (Up Skirting, Homelessness, Parent with a Family Member in Prison & Child in the Court System Focus).

February 2020: Governor Safeguarding Update Training led by Mrs E Holden (Up Skirting, Homelessness, Parent with a Family Member in Prison & Child in the Court System Focus).

September 2018: Annual Whole School Safeguarding Training led by Miss R Dempsey & Mr M Wigman.

October 2018: Annual Governor Safeguarding Training led by Miss R Dempsey & Mr M Wigman.

January 2019: Whole School Safeguarding Update Training led by Miss R Dempsey (County Lines, Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Focus).

January 2019: Team Teach Refresher Training.

February 2019: Governor Safeguarding Update Training led by Mrs E Holden (County Lines, Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Focus).

September 2017: Annual Whole School Safeguarding Training led by Miss R Dempsey & Mr M Wigman.

October 2017: Annual Governor Safeguarding Training led by Miss R Dempsey & Mr M Wigman.

October 2017: All Staff & Governor Online PREVENT Training

January 2018: Whole School Safeguarding Update Training led by Miss R Dempsey (Peer on Peer Abuse and Sexual Violence & Harassment Focus. Also, Looking at the traffic light tool for the assessment of sexual abuse ).

January 2018: Team Teach Refresher Training.

February 2018: Governor Safeguarding Update Training led by Mrs E Holden (Peer on Peer Abuse and Sexual Violence & Harassment Focus. Also, Looking at the traffic light tool for the assessment of sexual abuse ).