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Safeguarding at James Hornsby

Safeguarding at James Hornsby

The James Hornsby School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care.

Positive relationships between pupils and staff contribute to pupils feeling safe and happy Ofsted 2021
Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils of the school.

There are three main elements to our Child Protection policy:

  • Prevention through the creation of a positive school atmosphere and the teaching, and pastoral support offered to pupils.
  • Protection by following agreed procedures and ensuring all staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns.
  • Support to pupils who may have been abused.

Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centered. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interest of the child. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools should work with Social Care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

The development of appropriate procedures and the monitoring of good practice are the responsibilities of the Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB)

In Essex, all professionals must work in accordance with the SET Procedures (ESCB, May 2022)

Our school also works in accordance with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (DfE, September 2022), ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (DfE, 2018) and ‘Effective Support for Children and Families in Essex (ESCB, 2021)

Underpinning the work of The James Hornsby School’s safeguarding processes are the following materials which outline the statutory requirements and local authority procedures.


Safeguarding Officers

Our Principle Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Back. His office is located in the Conference Centre complex.

Mr Warner is our Designated Safeguarding Lead, his office is next to the classroom MA8 on the top floor in the Maths department.

If you have a concern please Email us

School’s telephone number: 01268 582400

Please find below some useful documents and websites.


Keeping children safe in education part one (HERE)


Child Sexual Exploitation – Information for Parents (HERE)

Child Sexual Exploitation – Information from Essex Police (HERE)

Coping with self-harm (HERE)

County Lines Guidance (HERE)

Educate Against Hate (HERE)

FGM Guidance (HERE)

Keep them safe – free online CSE training (HERE)

MindEd – e-learning to support healthy minds (HERE)

Prevent Duty Guidance (HERE)

Think U Know – (HERE)

Sadfishing (HERE)

Searching, Screening and Confiscation (DfE, 2022) (HERE)

Supporting young people with bereavement (HERE)

Victim Support – 0300 303 0165

What to do if your child goes missing (HERE) (HERE)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (HERE)

Live Streaming and Online Safety


Children's Online Safety Test(HERE)

Keeping children safe on-line – (HERE)

National Online Safety - 10 Top Tips - Remote Learning (HERE)

Online: Onguard (HERE)

Snapchat Parents Guide (HERE)

TikTok: a parent factsheet (HERE)

WhatsApp Parents Guide (HERE)

Supporting Internet Safety

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe Online (HERE)

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection (HERE)

Childnet (HERE)

Internet Matters (HERE)

Parent Info (HERE)

Safer Internet (HERE)