Heathside School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that students have a right to develop and learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Heathside School follows the Surrey Safeguarding guidelines. Our Child Protection Policy and E-Safety Policy are available on our policies page here. Our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded below.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination and safe from unlawful and intolerant behaviour.
If your child is ever concerned about his/her well-being or concerned about a friend, he/she can talk to one of the school's Designated Child Protection Officers (DCPOs).
Talking helps and if these people agree there is a problem, they will find other people to help. The designated Child Protection Officers are Ms Shakespeare (Lead), Mr Schofield, Mr Renton and Miss Balson. They will then work together with other people to address the problems and ensure everyone is safe.
The Heathside ethos and values promote a climate of respect and understanding of the right way to behave, 'Give Respect, Gain Respect'. Everybody has the right to come into the school feeling safe, secure and accepted. Students sign the following pledge:
Internet Safety and other useful links
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