Highfield Infants' 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.
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 and Child Protection Lead is Mrs Morris, and our Deputies are Mrs Williamson, Mrs Frankis, Miss Philpott and Mr Taylor. Our Local Committee Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Penruddocke.
Looked After Children: Mrs Williamson, Mrs Rushmere. Bromley Council Link (to LAC page).
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.
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
If you think that a child or young person under the age of 18 years old, who lives in the borough, is being abused or neglected, contact the MASH Team using the contact details below. Outside of office hours and at weekends and public holidays contact the 'out of hours contact' service on 030 0303 8671. If you are seriously concerned about a child's immediate safety, dial 999.
Not all concerns raised about a child will automatically lead to a child protection investigation. Less serious concerns may lead to a more general assessment of need and the provision of services or the offer of advice and information.
Telephone: 020 8461 7373 / 7379 / 7026
Address: Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
Out of Hours Duty Service: 030 0303 8671
Bromley LADO (overall responsibility for safeguarding in the borough)
Mrs Dada, 020 8461 7669, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you plan to help in school you need to apply for a DBS certificate or renew your certificate when the three year period has expired. Please follow the link to volunteering in school page below or contact the school office for further details.