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Safeguarding at Hazel Wood High School

Hazel Wood High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside of HWHS premises. We implement a whole school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the
forefront of all action taken.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that worries them. We will always act in the best interest of the child.

Staff are provided with regular safeguarding training, briefings and updates to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge needed to identity safeguarding concerns. Students are also provided with regular information and education about keeping safe and the importance of their health & wellbeing.

You can find our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy, as well an information leaflet outlining safeguarding guidance for visitors to our school in the drop-down menus on the left-hand side of this page.

Further support, advice and guidance

Our Safeguarding Team are always available to discuss any issues or concerns that parents or students have regarding safeguarding, however in order to ensure that our school community has access to the information they need, the sections below also provide useful information and guidance for both young people and parents on a range of safeguarding issues .

Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Team

Our Safeguarding Team is as follows:

Headteacher
Mr. P Greenhalgh

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr. P Groves - Deputy Headteacher

Operational Safeguarding Lead
Mrs. L Jones - Safeguarding & Community Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr. L Murphy - Assistant Head



 

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.

All schools in the Bury local authority are supporting Operation Encompass which is now being adopted by many police forces and schools around the UK.

Useful Links/Advice - Social Media & Instant Messaging

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging service, with around two billion users exchanging texts, photos, videos and documents, as well as making voice and video calls. Its end-to-end encryption means messages can only be viewed by the sender and any recipients: not even WhatsApp can read them.

Find an online safety guide for parents/carers here.

SnapChat

Snapchat is a photo- and video-sharing app through which users can chat with friends via text or audio. Images and videos can be shared with specific friends, or as a ‘story’ (documenting the previous 24 hours) which is visible to a person’s entire friend list. Snapchat usage rose significantly during the lockdown periods, with many young people utilising it to stay connected with their peers. The app continues to develop features to engage an even larger audience and emulate current trends, rivalling platforms such as TikTok and Instagram.

Find an online safety guide for parents/carers here.

Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with over 1 billion users worldwide. The platform allows users to upload images and videos to their feed, create interactive ‘stories’, share live videos, exchange private messages or search, explore and follow other accounts they like – whilst at the same time continuously updating and adding new features to meet the needs of its users.

Find an online safety guide for parents/carers here.

Useful Links/Advice - Online Safety

Internet Matters

Internet Matters supports parents and professionals with comprehensive resources and expert guidance to help them navigate the ever-changing world of child internet safety. Find out more here: https://www.internetmatters.org/ 

Internet Watch Foundation

The Internet Watch Foundation searches for, stops, removes and prevents child sexual abuse imagery online. If you are worried about or need to report such images please visit https://www.iwf.org.uk/report/

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre is formed of three charities, Childnet, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, who work together to identify threats and harms online and then create and deliver critical advice, resources, education and interventions that help keep children and young people, and adults, safe.

https://saferinternet.org.uk/ 

NSPCC

You can find further information on keeping children safe online from the NSPCC here.

 

Useful Links/Advice - Mental Health Support

Bury CAMHS

Bury CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service), formerly Healthy Young Minds offer specialist services to children and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

You can find their website here.

Bury 24/7 Mental Health Helpline

The 24/7 Mental Health helpline for individuals who currently use mental health services and their carers. The phone line is operated by Mental Health Professionals and Support workers to provide advice, support and signposting for people who require mental health help. 

Call 0800 014 9995.

Childline

Childline is available to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, trained counsellors are there to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to someone by:

Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.

Call for free 08457 90 90 90 or visit www.samaritans.org for further information.

Papyrus

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINE247 for confidential support and practical advice:

Kooth

Kooth is a free, safe, anonymous online emotional wellbeing community that is accessible 24/7, 365 days of the year and provides access to chat sessions with BACP-accredited counsellors and qualified emotional wellbeing practitioners.

For more information visit https://www.kooth.com/

Shout

Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Give them a shout by texting 85258 for free.

Relate

Relate is the largest provider of relationship support in England and Wales and aim to help young people to strengthen the relationships that mean the most to them. They have local counsellors offering in counselling in person, over the phone and online.

For more information visit https://www.relate.org.uk/get-help

42nd Street

42nd Street is aGreater Manchester young people’s mental health charity providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

For more information visit: https://www.42ndstreet.org.uk/ 

Thriving in Bury

Padlets created by Bury Council as online directories for resources and support for both parents/carers and children and young people living in Bury who need help with their emotional health and well being:

Useful Links/Advice - Help with Money

Bury Money Advice Referral Toolkit (MART)

The Bury Money Advice Referral Toolkit provides information and details of agencies who can offer advice and support to individuals and families. You can find it here

Bury VCFA Cost of Living Resources

Bury Voluntary, Community and Faith Alliance (VCFA) have a directory dedicated to Cost of Living Resources to help those in need. You can find it here.

The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty.

To find a food bank, you can visit their website here.

Bury Family Bank

Bury Family Bank is an organisation set up to help people in bury who need help and support. They help with clothing, shoes, toiletries, baby items and general essentials. You can find more information here.

Bury Council Financial Hardship Help

If you are experiencing difficulties, free confidential advice and wider support is available via Bury Council here.

Porch Boxes

Porch Boxes is a registered charity based in Bury, Greater Manchester, providing crisis packs of food and toiletries to local agencies to distribute to local people in urgent need. You can find more information here.

 

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