Safeguarding at Ham Dingle
We are committed to keeping every child safe and for this reason, we ensure that any adult working in school undertakes rigorous criminal checks.
We insist that any visitor to school who will be working in areas where children have access has clearance and photographic evidence of who they are.
We pride ourselves on every child at Ham Dingle having 'a voice' and for this reason we listen to and thoroughly investigate any allegation a child makes.
All staff have regularly updated Child Protection and safeguarding training.
Here at Ham Dingle, we take safeguarding very seriously. It is everybody's responsibility. If you have a concern around the safety of a child please contact Mrs Catherine Feane (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or in her absence, Mrs Sam Matthews/Ms Deb Hunt (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads).
If the school is closed, please contact the Dudley MASH team on 0300 555 0050. If you feel a child is in danger, you must call 999.
Please click on the links below to read our policies and national guidance:
Child Protection Policy
Anti Bullying Policy
Anti Radicalisation Policy
Key Covid-19 Related changes to Child Protection and Appendix 5
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working Together to Safeguard Children
Please click on the links below to visit these useful safeguarding websites:
Dudley Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Educate Against Hate - Prevent Radicalisation and Extremism
Think U Know
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
UK Safer Internet Centre
London Grid for Learning - DigiSafe
Support for Parents
Relationships Education (RSE)
Childnet International - parent/carer Toolkit
Childline- coping with anxiety, stress & panic
Anti-bullying - https://www.ditchthelabel.org/bullying-support-hub/
Keeping your child safe - NSPCC Talking about difficult topics Talking about drugs and alcohol
NSPCC - keeping your child safe online
NSPCC - Preventing self -harm
NSPCC - Supporting your child's mental health
NSPCC - Home or Out Alone guide
Support for Teachers/Schools - PSHE Association guidance
Childline- coping with anxiety, stress & panic - worries about the world
Anti-Terrorist Hotline - How to report suspicious behaviours or activities
0800 789 321 In an Emergency always dial 999
Run, hide, tell: What to do in the rare event of a weapons attack
Action Counters Terrorism (ACT)