Safeguarding at Hillside Primary
At Hillside Primary School, we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. All our staff and governors have been trained in Safeguarding Procedures. The school’s policy conforms to the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership Joint Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Children. Any information about Safeguarding issues is treated as confidentially as possible, but staff have a legal duty to share any information they receive with the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead. The school has a legal duty to refer relevant concerns to Suffolk MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)
If you have any concerns about a child you can contact
Customer First at any time on:
0800 800 4005
or Via the weblink below:
IF YOU CONSIDER A CHILD IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER YOU SHOULD DIAL 999 AND ASK FOR THE POLICE
You can find further information and guidance here:
Safeguarding & Online Safety Documents:
Advice For Parents:
https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ Support for women and children of domestic abuse. The free, 24 hour, National Abuse Helpline.
https://www.mankind.org.uk/ Support of male victims of domestic abuse.
https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ Support for women and children of domestic abuse.
http://lighthousewa.org.uk/ Support for women and children of domestic abuse. Provides services for women, young people and children from all over Suffolk.
For advice and guidance around Child Exploitation:
Family Engagement & Parenting Courses
Family Support Worker Information:
Our Family Support Worker is based within the school.
Please call the main School office on 01473 601402 who can assist arranging a meeting either in school or at home.
Hillside Primary School offers a Family Support Service to children and their families/carers to support them with their learning and their home life experiences. Advice and support can be given in a range of areas such as:
Advice on health and wellbeing
Advice on divorce and separation
Advice and help dealing with domestic violence and abuse issues
Raising the standards for your child’s educational achievements
Please open the Early Help document below for more ideas of how we can help, the resources that could be accessible to you, and who she can put you in touch with.
Parental Responsibility Information:
In most cases, where both parents have parental responsibility, the parents are expected to communicate with each other and share information provided by the school. This includes agreeing permissions, dates of meetings etc. As this is the responsibility of the child’s parents, the school, in most instances, will only seek one parent’s signature on permission, information and consent forms. This also means that only one parent will be contacted during first day absence calling and each child will receive one copy of reports and letters.
Estranged parents can request separate copies of their child’s report to be sent to a separate address, as well as being able to request individual Parent’s Evening appointments. If a parent would like a copy of their child’s attendance data, this can be requested at the end of each half term. For all of the above the school office will need to be contacted.
To prove that parental responsibility has been terminated, i.e. a parent is not permitted access to a child, evidence from a court or solicitor is required. For further information on parental responsibility, please follow the link below:
Hillside host courses across the year led by CSV. The content of the courses depends on the needs of the parents who attend, but cover a range of issues, such as support with developing basic English skills and advice on housing, schooling etc.
Further information is available from the school office, or keep a lookout for more information via school newsletters or PMX emails.
Hillside works closely with Realise Futures, a local organisation who run a range of Parenting Courses on a regular basis. Some of these courses are held on our site.
Other courses are accessed at Murrayside Learning Centre, Nacton Road, Ipswich, IP3 9JL.
You can access the details on their website by clicking on this link, or watch out for information on our newsletters: