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

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 September 2022)

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

Anti-Radilcalisation & Extremisim Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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

Attendance Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Alternative / Off-Site Provison Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Administration of Medicine Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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Bad Weather Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Behaviour Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Bereavement Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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Children Missing in Education Policy (Local Authority Policy – Version 4)

Children Missing in Education Guidance (Local Authority Document)

Confidentiality Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Critical Incidents Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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E-Safety Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Linked Resource to Exclusion Policy: DfE Statutory Guidance Regarding Exclusions

Educational Visits Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Equality Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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Food & Drink Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Fire Evacuation Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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GDPR Parent/Carer Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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Hindsford Safer Working Practices (Last Updated Sept 2022)

Health & Safety Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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Intimate Care Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

IT Acceptable User Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Infection Control in Schools and Other Childcare Settings (Last Reviwed September 2022)

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Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 (HM Government Document September 2022)

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Lockdown Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Looked After Children Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Look After Children Guidance (Local Authority Document)

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No Smoking & No Vaping Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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PSHE Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Positive Handling Policy (Last Updated Sept 2022)

Pupil Dress Code Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

PANTS Information for Parents/Carers – The Underwear Rule

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Safeguarding, Child Protection & Early Help Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Safeguarding, Child Protection & Early Help Policy COVID 19 Addendum (Policy in place from March 2020 to Jun 2020)

Safer Reruitment Policy (Last Updated Sept 2022)

Site Security Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Staff Safer Working Practices Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Social Media Policy (Last Updated Septembe 2022)

Sex and Relationships Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Staff Dress Code Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Staff Mobile Phone Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Suspension & Exclusion Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

Suspension & Exclusion DfE Guidance

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Taking Photographs/Videos Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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Visitors Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Government Document)

Whistle Blowing Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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Zoom Protocol Policy (Last Updated September 2022)

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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