Child Protection

Haslingfield School recognises its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people entrusted to our care by establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

The staff and governors of the school are committed to establishing and maintaining an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to. We will ensure that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried; the principles of confidentiality are made clear to children and young people. The school promotes a positive, supportive and secure ethos, giving pupils a sense of being valued. We listen to children and respond to their needs. We share information in line with the appropriate protocols to ensure that children are safeguarded.

If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school's Safeguarding Lead, Mr James Hayward.



As a school, we are aware of the importance of Prevent training and it has been included as part of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy The Prevent Lead in school is Mr G McLeod

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, religious extremists and other causes. From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.


Safer Recruitment

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect and require all members of the school community to share this commitment. We will ensure that our employment policies and practices support the development and maintenance of an environment where children and young people are safe and able to make the most of their opportunities to learn.  Our policies and practices will support the recruitment, retention, deployment and development of competent, well-motivated employees who are suited to and fulfilled in the roles they undertake. All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


For more information about our Safeguarding and Child Protection and Safer Recruitment Policies please click here.