Hawley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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.
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.
If anyone has any concerns regarding the safeguarding and well-being of children at our school these should be brought to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is Mrs Veronica Galpin, Headteacher. All members of staff have completed all the relevant Child Protection Training.
As part of Hawley Primary School's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.
From 1 July 2015 all schools have been subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
At Hawley, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British Values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.
Further information about The Prevent Duty, how it is implemented at Hawley and our leaflet for Parents can be found below. This will help you in understanding how we can work together to safeguard our children.