Highfield Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website here.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their family first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Golding (Head Teacher) and Miss Philpott and Mr Taylor (Deputy Head Teachers). Our Safeguarding Governor is Fiona Cape.
Response to the Prevent Duty
Prevent is one of the four elements of ‘CONTEST’ the government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to ‘prevent’ people becoming involved with extremist views.
The Prevent Strategy:
The school takes the Prevent duty very seriously and works to support all our families. Further information can be found across a range of our policies and in particular in the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Please click here to view a Parent’s Pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy.