Haygrove School

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Where staff have reason to suspect that a child may be the subject of abuse, they must immediately inform our Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, who will take the action necessary.  Where both these members of staff are unavailable, staff must inform the Headteacher.

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr C Thompson, Assistant Headteacher 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Mrs S Robinson, Parent & Family Support Advisor and Louise Gregg, Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr A Reid, Headteacher

CEO - Ms C Garnett

Safeguarding Governors – Mrs T Stoel-Walker & Miss A Davies

Haygrove School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Important Safeguarding Documents

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our Policy Page.

Safeguarding Leaflet for visitors

Safeguarding Guidelines for visitors

Click here to read our E-Safety Guidance.

Safeguarding Key Messages

  • Child abuse can affect any child and may be carried out by anyone.  It is usually carried out by someone well known to the child.
  • Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.
  • Abuse has a profound emotional and/or physical effect on not only the child, but also their families and the wider community.
  • All adults who work with children need to know what their responsibilities are.
  • Some groups of children seem to have an increased risk of abuse, for example disabled children, or children living in stressful, violent or chaotic situations.
  • The prevalence of abuse (most research suggests 10% of children are affected).

So remember:

  1. Recognise - be alert to the signs of abuse.
  2. Respond - make an appropriate approach or response to the child.
  3. Report - tell an agency responsible for the protection of children (Police/Health/Children's social Care/Education).
  4. Record - write down your concerns, sign and date them.  They may provide evidence at a later stage.


Extremism and Radicalisation

What is the Prevent strategy?


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.

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

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 in the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

The Prevent Strategy leaflet


What is extremism and radicalisation?


The Prevent strategy defines extremism as "vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs..." Also included in the definition of extremism is 'calls for the death of members of our armed forces"

Radicalisation is defined by the UK Government as "the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups."


What can I do as a parent to help my child?


You know your child better than anybody else. Having open, honest conversations on a regular basis will allow your child to explore new ideas in a safe environment.

  • Talk to your child about their online viewing. Social media such as YouTube and Facebook can be used to groom children towards a certain point of view.
  • Discuss different points of view concerning topics in the news, and try to how your child that there is always more than one point of view.
  • Encourage your child to take an active part in their local community. This could be as part of a sports club, social group or by volunteering. Getting out, meeting and talking to people will help your child understand different points of view and become part of the community.

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

Promotion of British Values

If you have any questions or concerns about the Prevent strategy and what it means for your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


The following sources may also be useful for further information:

Prevent duty guidance: for England and Wales, HM Government

The Prevent website

What is Prevent? Let's Talk About It