Hindlip CE First School
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Telephone: 01905 453455
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Safeguarding our Children at Hindlip C.E. First School

Please also see our Help and Support for Families webpage which includes information about our Early Help Offer.

Developing and maintaining the very best practice in safeguarding is of highest priority for us as a school. As you come into school you will see the statement:

“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”

Safeguarding at Tibberton and Hindlip CE First Schools
Essential contact information
01905 846221
Out of Hours:
01905 768020
Family Front Door:
01905 822666
Urgent Mental Health Hotline:
0808 196 9127
Get Safe - Multiagency:
01905 845568
Prevent Lead - WCC Paul Kinsella:
01905 822666
Call Police
Mr Alex Gromski
Executive Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Rhiannon Jordan
Head of School and Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Tibberton 
Mr Josh Uren
Head of School and Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Hindlip 
Mr Andrew Clarke
Lead Safeguarding Governor and Chair of Governors

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everybody’s responsibility.  It involves:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment / preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
  • Ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe & effective care.
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
  • Establishing an environment in which children can learn and develop.
  • Ensuring safer recruitment of staff/volunteers.
  • Equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  • Protecting children from radicalisation and promoting British values
  • Equipping children will the skills to stay safe online

Child protection

Safeguarding children is also about child protection. This means the variety of activities that take place to protect children who may be at risk of significant harm due to emotional, physical or sexual abuse or neglect.

If you have reason to believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police on 999.

If you have any concerns about a particular child or young person and feel that they may be in need of protection or safeguarding members of the public should contact the Family Front Door on 01905 822666 from Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

The NSPCC provide a free 24 hour service, on 0808 800 5000 which provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse.

Who is responsible for child safety?

Worcestershire County Council has a duty to ensure that every child in Worcestershire is safe from harm and neglect. The Council’s Safeguarding and Services to Children and Young People has lead responsibility for carrying out this duty.

At both schools Mr Gromski is the ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’ for safeguarding children and Mr Uren deputising in his absence along with Mrs Jordan at Tibberton First School. Safeguarding is monitored by the Governing Body and designated Governor Mr Clarke.

Please note that 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 are discussed with parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Please see our policy area for our Safeguarding Policy and other relevant documents like the Early Help Statement