For parents and carers
Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.
You could be a neighbour, friend, relative, childminder, teacher or doctor, or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people. Protecting children is everyone's responsibility.
If you are concerned about a child then please contact our designated safeguarding lead who is Mrs K Trueman-Brown, or our deputy safeguarding leads who are Miss A Lewis, Miss Williams, Mrs E North and Mrs H Rhodes.
Please click below to read the Howley Grange Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Mobile Devices in School
As we are all aware, technology is changing all the time and unfortunately the use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues.
Camera mobile phones and smart watches are becoming increasingly popular and a built in digital camera enables users to take high resolution pictures. These can be sent instantly to other mobile phone users or email addresses. They can also be posted on the internet or in chat rooms. There is a potential for camera mobile phones/smart watches to be misused in schools. They can become an instrument of bullying or harassment directed against pupils or/and teachers.
Therefore, Howley Grange has a clear policy on the use of mobile phones by staff / volunteers and also allowing pupils to bring mobile phones / smart watches into school for children in Y5 and Y6.
Please click below to read our Mobile Devices Policy.
Educate Against Hate
The Department for Education have created a website that gives parents and schools practical advice on how to prevent radicalisation and extremism. Please click the link below to visit Educate Against Hate.
For information on how to keep your children safe online please take a look at our online safety page.
For further information please visit the Dudley Safeguarding page.