Working together to keep your children safe
Ensuring that your child feels safe and secure at school is a key priority. All staff, both teaching and non-teaching, receive regular training to make sure they have an up to date knowledge of current safeguarding best practice in schools. This includes studying and learning from serious case reviews. Training is provided by South Tyneside Safeguarding Board and by designated persons (Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher). Members of the Governing Body, school staff and the Head Teacher also receive regular training to ensure the school is a safe environment for pupils and staff.
To read the schools Child Protection & Safeguarding policy please see documents below.
The school recognises that we have to keep our children safe from hate crime which includes protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
To access the Educate Against Hate website, which full of good advice for parents and carers please click here.
To read the school’s policy on Tackling Extremism & Radicalisation Policy please click here.
E-Safety plays an important role in our curriculum in helping pupils learn how to keep themselves safe, in a rapidly changing world that is heavily reliant on the internet and the use of information technology. To access a useful guide about e-safety, safe use of search engines and parental controls produced by school and CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), please follow the links below.
Parents and carer advice
To access Hedworth Lane Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy please look in the Information, Policies section.
To access Hedworth Lane E-Safety Policy click here.
To access the CEOP website for information and advice please click here.
To make a CEOP report please click here.
To access the UK Safer Internet Centre click here.
To access Parent.Info which offers help and advice for families in a digital world click here.
To access the NSPCC website please click here.
To access the Children’s Society, Protecting young runaways website please click here.
To access the Missing People website please click here.
Pupil advice and activities
If you ever have a concern about child safety or safety on the school site, please bring it to the immediate attention of a member of staff, so it can be responded to as soon as possible.