Safeguarding

Holland Park Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care.

“The welfare of the child is paramount” (the Children Act 1989).

Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (Section 157 for Independent schools) places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils in the school.

Our first and foremost priority is to keep your child safe and healthy; there are safeguarding notices around our school to remind staff and visitors of our policies and practices with the key message that: “Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, every day”. Under the Ofsted framework, safeguarding is a key indicator of what constitutes a good school.

Safeguarding Contacts For Holland Park Primary School

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Mr Matthew Moseley, Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Mrs Andrea Blyth, Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs Rachel Waller, Assistant Headteacher and SENCO
  • Mrs Lisa Penn, Family Liaison Worker
  • Mrs Angela Hope, Learning Mentor
  • Mrs Sarah Edwards, Pupil Behavior and Well-being lead

Designated Safeguarding Governor

  • Mr Anthony Davenport

Attendance

  • Aquinas School Attendance Provisions
  • Mrs Maria Tilbury, Welfare Assistant

Safer Recruitment

  • Mr Matthew Moseley
  • Mrs Andrea Blyth
  • Mrs Debbie Maclean

Local Visits Co-ordinator

  • Mr Matthew Moseley

Young Carers

Holland Park Primary School is committed to develop provision for young carers and their families.

We will capture the commitment by widening our provision, building on the needs of the young people and better meet young carers’ needs by reviewing Holland Park’s provision for young carers with a view to ultimately achieving best practice.

How we will achieve this:

  • The whole school is committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupil/students and achieve their potential.
  • Appointing a designated Young Carers’ School Lead with responsibility for young carers and their families. Pupils and families will be made aware of the identity of this lead and how to contact them to access support.
  • The school only shares information with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis in order to support pupils and their families.
  • Holland Park will actively seek feedback and ideas from young carers and their families to shape and improve support.
  • The school has an effective referral system and strong partnership in place with relevant external agencies, including referral to Young Carer agencies providing key workers who will work with young carers and families.
  • We will strive to achieve best practice for students and families in our school in order to provide them with the best chance of success in their future.