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We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. 

The designated safeguarding lead at HMS is Hattie Curry, Associate Assistant Headteacher. The deputy designated safeguarding lead is Mark Stephenson, Key Stage 2 Pastoral Leader.

The nominated child protection trustee for Hadrian Learning Trust is Kate Chaplin.

For our full Child Protection Policy, please see our Policies page.

A leaflet for Parents and Guardians, produced by Northumbria Police, on Prevent - how we can work together to safeguard and support those vulnerable to radicalisation - can be found here (PDF).

Useful Websites: 

https://stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery (External URL)

What is Operation Encompass?

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day.

Northumberland County Council, the police and nominated Key Adults in school will be working together to make sure that school staff are made aware of an incident early enough to support pupils in school.

You can read more about Operation Encompass in the document below:

Northumbria Police have joined forces with Operation Encompass, Barnados, the Home Office, and the Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner to publish a series of newsletters covering different aspects of domestic abuse and providing useful links and information. The issues are available to download below: