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: 2018

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 FAQs

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        020 8883 6880
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: (DDSO Hugh Vivian: Headteacher 020 8883 6880
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: (DDSO) Sarah Johnston: Learning Mentor 020 8883 6880

MASH (Muliti-Agency Safeguarding Hub)
Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:15Friday 09:00 to 17:00 MASH 020 8359 4066
Outside of these hours Emergency Duty Team 020 8359 2000

NSPCC (The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) 0808 800 5000 Under 18’s: 0800 1111

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)