At HISP, the child is at the centre of everything we do and we do all we can to ensure that all of our children are safe in our schools and in their lives away from school. Recognising that local authorities (currently this includes Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council) retain the ultimate responsibility for safeguarding, we seek to ensure that the safeguarding culture in all our schools is embedded and effective.
We do this by:
- Collating and analysing safeguarding information each term
- Carrying out safeguarding reviews
- Checking local authority safeguarding audits
- Providing training for governors and staff
- Delivering termly up-dates to leaders
- Maintaining up-to-date documents for schools to use or amend
If you have a safeguarding concern, please notify any of the following:
The designated safeguarding lead, Amanda Parry, on 07785628851
Or contact the head office on 023 8254 1374
The HISP MAT ethos is based on treating young people as individuals and supporting them through their school career (see also: Behaviour Policy; Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy; Single Equality Policy and ICT & Online Safety Policy, which incorporates the Acceptable Use Policy). In order to thrive and be successful, we believe that they must first feel safe, confident, secure and happy. We provide environments that promotes self-worth, nurtures positive relationships and encourages all to believe in their individual abilities and aspirations. We actively seek to develop a friendly atmosphere where students feel confident to ask questions, broaden their knowledge, challenge stereotypes and care for others and where students, staff and parents or carers work together to tackle bullying and peer-on-peer abuse.
The Anti Bullying Policies at all our schools aim to underpin this commitment through:
- ensuring that we do all we can to prevent bullying (including cyberbullying) and recognising the potential for some children to be disproportionally impacted by behaviours such as bullying, without outwardly showing signs. Children who may be at higher risk include those with a disability, those who have undergone a gender reassignment, and those of any race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. Please note this list is not exhaustive;
- developing an understanding that bullying is unacceptable behaviour that will not be tolerated in our school, and dealing with a bullying incident as soon as it happens, recognising that both the person being bullied (the target) and the bully need help.
Modern Slavery Statement
Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, The HISP Multi Academy Trust is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its’ corporate activities and to ensuring that its supply chains and procurement processes support this commitment. This statement sets out the measures taken by HISP to understand and mitigate modern slavery risks within the organisation.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE)
This guidance applies to all schools and colleges and is for:
- headteachers, teachers and staff
- governing bodies, proprietors and management committees
It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.
All school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance. Part 1 of the guidance is also available as a standalone document.
Statutory guidance sets out what schools must do to comply with the law.
Where the guidance states schools and colleges should do something, you should follow this unless you have a good reason on to.