Hill View School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects of 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 Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
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 his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Buckland (Head) Mr Winthorpe (Deputy Head) Ms Smith and Mrs Knapper ( Assistant Heads)
We will keep this page up to date with new information we think may be helpful for you at home.
Click on the link below to access our Safeguarding & child Protection Policy:
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2019 – 2020 V2
The Annex Child Protection and Safeguarding policy ensures that parents and staff are aware of the key similarities and differences that have been made due to how COVID 19 has affected the school’s operations.
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
Other Useful Links
A coalition of organisations working together to eradicate bullying.
Cybersmile Foundation (anti-bullying)
Anti-bullying is top of the agenda for this internet safety organisation.
Raising awareness of the dangers alcohol and alcohol dependency has.
The expert parents guide to childhood anxiety
The Children’s Society expert guide for parents to help children understand, cope and become strengthened by their experiences of anxiety at a young age
Family Agreement Template
Information and links regarding internet safety.
Talk to Frank (drugs awareness)
Unbiased and non-judgemental information about lots of types of drugs, including the risks and dangers of taking them
A website full of non-judgemental information about crime and criminality
NSPCC Difficult Conversations
NSPCC’s guidance for talking to your children about difficult topics
Link to BCP Council’s Early Help website page
Hope for Food is a local charity based in Bournemouth – to help to provide life’s basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need of help due to the current economic climate.
Network Rail- Trespassing on Railway Lines
We have had reports from Network Rail of very high level of trespassing on the tracks by young people in our local area. Network Rail in partnership with Learn Live are working to help raise awareness to students across the UK educating them about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery.Below is a link that you can use to share an age-appropriate safety video with your children during this difficult time, to help educate students before going back to school and help to protect them while being off school.
We have made things easier for you to watch the safety videos by just entering the email email@example.com
Please click on the image below to view the relevant safety video:
Primary school version: Age 7- 11
- Please note these are the recommended age ranges, we would always advise you to view the clips first to gauge suitability for your child.
- The session is less than 15 minutes and explains why it is important to stay safe near railway tracks