Well Being and Literacy Activities
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 2020-2021
Looking after yourself and families during this difficult time
BCP Family Information Directory
Helping families to find local childcare, services and activities
BCP Children Education, Children’s Social Care & Early Help Strategy
Link to BCP Council’s Early Help website page
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting your families mental health and well being during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Looking after Families in BCP Resource Pack
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.
Covid Annex to Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Oct 2020
Domestic Abuse Statement
Please be aware that the school receives alerts from a range of outside agencies, including Children’s Services and the Police in order to share and receive information to protect children and alerts regarding domestic abuse incidents. All these alerts comply with GDPR If you are a victim of Domestic Abuse please follow the link below for advice and support:
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
The NRM Guide for Parents
The NRM or ‘National Referral Mechanism’ is a framework for identifying victims of human trafficking and Modern Slavery.
County Lines Parent Factsheet
County Lines – Dorset Police
County lines is a form of criminal exploitation, in which criminals groom and manipulate children into drug dealing, often in towns outside their home county.
CCE & County Lines – The Children’s Society
Safeguarding for parents Sexualised Behaviour: Helping you understand the sexual development of children under 5
Safeguarding for parents Helping you understand the sexual development
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
NSPCC grooming and types of abuse
NSPCC’s guidance if you are worried about a child
Talk to Frank (drugs awareness)
Unbiased and non-judgemental information about lots of types of drugs, including the risks and dangers of taking them
Hope For Food
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.
Think – Road Safety Education https://www.think.gov.uk/education-resources/
Home Alone or Out Alone Guide – NSPCC
Water and Beach Safety – RNLI
Visit these sites if you are planning activities at the beach or near water.
Lifeguards can’t be everywhere this summer – get the advice that will help to keep your family safe on the beach, from inflatables and rips to calling for help rnli.org
It’s easier than you think to get into trouble in the water. Get to grips with the common risk factors and find out how to minimise them. This summer, we will have less lifeguard patrols than normal. For the latest up-to-date safety advice, visit our beach safety page. Be aware of the dangers. Know rnli.org
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