High View Primary School

‟High View is an exciting place to learn and grow,
where everyone is valued for who they are.”

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Child Protection and Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, but to ensure we all work to an effective system, staff are organised into teams of responsibility. See a plan of this below. If you need to make a log of a safeguarding concern, call: 01752 668000 for The Gateway in hours and 01752 346984 for out of hours or email: gateway@plymouth.gov.uk

High View have clear procedures and systems for identifying, recording, reporting, and reviewing safeguarding and child protection concerns.

We all have a responsibility to follow Academy Policy and report any safeguarding (including child protection) concerns that we may have. If you have any safeguarding concerns, please log your concerns, and report it immediately to one of the most senior qualified members of staff available above. If the concern is regarding the most senior staff, please report to the Lead Designated Governor.

Our school procedures for safeguarding children are in line with Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) Multi Agency Child Protection Procedures www.plymouthscb.co.uk

 

Safeguarding Leads (ID 1261)

 Safeguarding Policies

National Helplines

Plymouth is the first city in the country to get a dedicated NSPCC Helpline which gives people an alternative point of contact to talk about the welfare of a child. The ground-breaking project is being trialled to provide more localised support and advice for families in need.

The new helpline will serve as an alternative contact to Plymouth City Council, the Police and Health agencies.

NSPCC Helpline counsellors will be on hand 24/7 offering an independent first line of contact for those who may otherwise be unsure where to turn or reluctant to go down an initial legal route.

Any adult worried about the welfare of a child can call the NSPCC’s Helpline on 0808 800 5000, text 88858, email help@nspcc.org.uk

You can contact dedicated helplines to get advice and support on sex and relationships education, abuse in education, FGM, footballers who have been sexually abused, gangsradicalisation and whistleblowing. For more general concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing, call the Helpline on 0808 800 5000, email help@nspcc.org.uk or submit our online form. The NSPCC also has advice about spotting the signs of abuse

Children Missing Education

Children missing their education can affect them in many different ways.  The most updated Children Missing Education guidance for child protection in England outlined by Plymouth City Council can be found here.  

Operation Encompass

High View is a part of Operation Encompass, Operation Encompass are a charitable organisation set up in 2011 aiming to help children dealing with domestic abuse. 

"Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved."  See more here                              

Children experiencing domestic abuse by witnessing it are now considered victims in their own right. Support can be offered by staff at High View in a discreet way we have a team of family support advisors who are Operation Encompass key adults and can help please don't hesitate to reach out.

Children and Adult Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.  Please click the link above for more information and support.

Prevent Duty

Prevent is the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.  Please click the link above for more information and support.

Parent Support Advisor

Our Parent Support Advisor can advise you and signpost you to people who can support you with finances, food energy, housing advice. Please click on the link above for more information and support.

Signs of Abuse

You might feel something is off or are seeing signs that someone might be experiencing a form of abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused in any way call 01752 668000 in hours or 01752 346984 out of hours and select option 1 both times when prompted. Child abuse is when a child is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child – it can be over a period of time but can also be a one-off action. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, and it can happen in person or online. It can also be a lack of love, care and attention – this is neglect. Please follow the link to learn more

National Guidance

The most updated NSPCC guidance for child protection in England is available here