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Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Miss Avril Stockley Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding:  Miss Katie Rees Deputy Headteacher

Chair of Governors:  Ms Debra Kane 

Anyone who works with children requires an enhanced DBS check. All staff and regular volunteers undergo an enhanced DBS check before they can work with children in the school or on visits etc. Temporary staff and contractors are checked in accordance with nationally agreed procedures. DBS checks are not always required if volunteers are with children in a supervised situation i.e. another DBS cleared adult is present.

The governors and staff, including volunteers, at The William Hogarth School fully recognise the responsibility and duty placed on them to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at the school.  We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment in which pupils can learn and also promote the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual pupil.

The school will raise Child Protection concerns with parents/carers at the earliest appropriate opportunity, and work in partnership with them and other agencies to improve outcomes. The school will ensure that all staff are provided with the appropriate training in Child Protection issues, as recommended in the guidance. In particular designated members of staff will be released to attend the necessary enhanced training courses to enable them to carry out their role effectively.   We follow the Department for Education guidance, including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019’.

Pupil Safety and Dark Nights

Now that the clocks have gone backs, the evenings are really dark.  Did you know that road traffic collisions increase by 20% in the fortnight after the time change. Sadly, some of those collisions will involve child pedestrians and cyclists. Children under-16 are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users.

The latest available government statistics (2015)* show that 58% of children who die or are seriously injured in a road collision are involved in incidents between 3 and 7pm. From next Sunday, much of those will happen in darkness.

Whilst younger children are at risk, the data shows that 11 - 15 year olds are actually at more at risk from accidents that kill or result in serious injury.

The resources below will help remind children about road safety and safe cycling.

Teaching Road Safety: A Guide for Parents

Be Bright, Be Seen Poster

Keeping children safe during lockdown and beyond - Parents’ pack

Children in KS2 have been learning about how to keep safe at level crossings. Thousands of young people die or are seriously injured every year by trespassing on the tracks. Network Rail in partnership with Learn Live are raising awareness and the following video has been shown and discussed with the children. Please feel free to watch the safety video below with your child (aged 7 – 11).

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Safeguarding Policy and Information


Domestic Violence Support



parents-carers online safety and useful links (please click)