CALL: 020 8883 6880   E-MAIL: office@hollickwood.barnet.sch.uk

Sydney Road   Muswell Hill   London   N10 2NL

Safeguarding and Child Protection at Hollickwood

At Hollickwood School, children’s safety is of utmost importance to us. We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Taking Action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

          Working together to Safeguarding children: March 2015

Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is expected from all members of the school community as it is everyone’s responsibility. At Hollickwood, everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. Our approach is child-centred, where we consider what is in the best interests of the child at all times. We maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned, therefore robust policies and procedures are firmly in place.

The school has a comprehensive policy so that we can provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.

We pride ourselves in being a listening school and work continuously with the school community to ensure that this continues to be a strength. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.

Frequently asked questions

If I am concerned about a safeguarding or child protection matter, who do I speak to?

Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer: (LDSO)

·Paraskeve Constantinou Deputy Headteacher

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 020 8883 6880

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: (DDSO)

Hugh Vivian: Headteacher

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020 8883 6880

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: (DDSO)

Zaineb Shah:

Learning Mentor

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 020 8883 6880


If I am concerned about a child or young person in Barnet, who can I refer to?

MASH (Muliti-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:15

Friday 09:00 to 17:00

MASH

020 8359 4066

Outside of these hours

Emergency Duty Team

020 8359 2000    


If I am concerned about a child or young person, where can I seek advice and report to?

NSPCC (The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

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0808 800 5000

Under 18’s: 0800 1111

If I am concerned about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety, where can I seek advice and report to? 

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/


Relevant policies and documents

Early Years Intimate Care Policy
eSafety Policy
Medicine and Supporting People with medical Needs
Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding Letters

Independent Traveller
Medical Needs Letter
Start and end of school arrangements
Snapchat letter Y6
WhatsApp Letter Y5/6
SRE

Useful links

Barnet MASH https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/children-young-people-and-families/Safeguarding-children/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-mash.html 
ChildLine   https://www.childline.org.uk/
NSPCC   https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Stop it now- sexual Abuse Helpline for adults https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/
Think U Know      https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
We the Parents    https://wetheparents.org/internet-safety-for-parents