Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children

If you have any Safeguarding concerns regarding children when school is open you should speak directly with Mr Rowe, Mrs Jefferies, Miss Bonsell, Miss Gee, Mrs Maxwell, Mr Cleaver or Miss Thorpe. Alternatively you can email which is monitored by our Designated Safeguarding Leads at all times.

Safeguarding and child protection are the business of every member of the school community.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead’s (DSL’s) are
* Mr E Rowe – Interim Head Teacher
* Mrs H Jefferies – Deputy Head
* Miss K Bonsell – Children’s Welfare Officer
* Miss J Gee – Interim Deputy / Year 2 Teacher
* Mrs S Maxwell – Interim Deputy / Year 6 Teacher
* Mr A Cleaver – Learning Behaviour Mentor
* Miss C Thorpe – Learning Behaviour Mentor
Together they manage cases of actual or suspected harm to children.

Making sure we keep children safe from harm is of paramount importance at Hazel Community Primary School.

Safeguarding is not just about what we do to protect children when we become aware that they may have been at risk of or have suffered harm.

Safeguarding is part of every aspect of school life including

  • The curriculum we teach
  • How we organise school trips and visitors to the school
  • The school site and its security
  • Administering medicines and first aid
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Recruiting staff and their training
  • Staff code of conduct
  • Managing allegations against staff
  • Family support
  • Behaviour policy and exclusion from school
  • Anti bullying
  • Physical intervention
  • E Safety
  • Child protection – what we do to protect children when we become aware that they may have been at risk of or have suffered harm

If we suspect a child may have been at risk of harm or have already suffered harm, we work with Leicester City Council social services and/or the police to prevent further harm happening. Whilst we will always endeavour to discuss our concerns with parents there may be rare occasions and specific circumstances where we take action without discussing this first with parents or carers. DSLs regularly attend meetings with the Local Authority in cases of Child Protection, or to support Children in Need.

If you need any additional support to ensure your child grows up in the best possible circumstances then there are people in school who can help you, or put you in touch with the right people

Mr Rowe – The Head Teacher and Mrs Jefferies the deputy Head teacher

Miss Bonsell – Children’s Welfare Officer

Mrs Blockley and Mrs Spriggs in the school office

Miss Thorpe, Mr Cleaver, Miss Kisby – Learning Behaviour mentors

Your child’s teacher or teaching assistant

Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education Part One

Keeping Children Safe in Education – Information for Parents Carers

Pupil Absense Procedure 2018-2019