Safeguarding


Safeguarding is very important in our school and therefore all staff at Hopping Hill Primary are Safeguarding trained.  We have 3 members of staff trained as designated safeguarding leads:

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: 

Mrs Michelle White - Deputy Headteacher


Our Designated Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Samantha Phillips - Headteacher

Mrs Rebecca Cronin - Family Support Worker


 At times we may need to seek advice from outside agencies as to how best to support you and your family.  Please see our school safeguarding policy on the policy tab.

Key safeguarding documents that we work with:









Whenever we have a visitor, student or supply teacher to our school we pass on to them our Safeguarding Leaflet and ask that they read it carefully and keep it with them for reference throughout their time at Hopping Hill Primary School :



 



What should I do if I have concerns about a child or family?

1.  Speak with one the safeguarding leads at school. 

2.  Contact Northamptonshire multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) on 0300 126 1000.



3. 

4.  Speak to the NSPCC:

Help for adults concerned about a child or call 0808 800 5000

Help for children and young people or call 0800 1111



 



The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 

Northamptonshire MASH can be contacted and can give advice on whether a family needs early help or they meet the threshold for statutory child protection.  They can be contacted by telephone on 0300 126 1000 or email (Secure email address) Mash@northamptonshire.gcsx.gov.uk


Out of Hours
If you need to contact children's social care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone their out of hours team on 01604 626938.






Northamptonshire Early Help

What is early help? 
Every family goes through challenging times at some point. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems. Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. And it’s your choice whether to have it or not.

Why would I want early help?
There are lots of reasons why people look for early help. It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or how they’re doing at school, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. It may be that you’re worried about money or housing and how that is affecting your family. Maybe your child or your family is affected by domestic abuse, drugs or alcohol or crime. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people, or maybe you’ve had a bereavement in the family that’s made life a 
real challenge.