Highters Heath Community School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children in our care.
In order to protect our children, we aim to:
Create an atmosphere where all children can feel secure, valued and listened to.
Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.
All staff and volunteers receive Child protection and Safeguarding training annually. No staff or volunteers are allowed in school without valid DBS checks.
We talk to the children regularly about e-safety. We would like to remind parents that children must be 13 to have a Facebook account. If your child is communicating with others on the internet via Facetime or through their games consoles, please monitor who they are communicating with and what they are saying. This is not an invasion of your child’s privacy, it is about keeping your child safe! If you would like some advice on e-safety, please talk to Miss Hardwick.
If you have any concerns, however small, please speak to Mrs Colgan (Headteacher), Mr Doherty (Deputy Headteacher and Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding) or Mrs Richards (Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor).
Take a look at our Safeguarding policies: