At Hazlemere Church of England Combined School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as a pupil in this school. We promote the fact that Safeguarding our pupils is everybody’s responsibility.
We want to work in partnership with you to help your child to achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability including Criminal Records Bureau checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175 of the Education Act 2002, we have a Designated Person for Child Protection (Mrs Bhabra) who has received appropriate training for this role. It is her responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.
On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Unless it is not safe for a child, we would always aim to achieve this with a parent’s consent. The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. A copy of the school’s Child Protection Policy can be found on the website under Policies. If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to the Mrs Bhabra or your child’s class teacher.
Mrs Bhabra, the Headteacher is the named individual in charge of child protection. Mr Trice is the deputy in charge of child protection and Mrs McDonald, our SENDco designated person is also providing support with safeguarding throughout our school.
Our designated staff are always available to provide support and can be contacted through the school’s office.
For more information and support please follow the links to Bucks Safeguarding Children Board or Bucks Family Information Service: