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Safeguarding your child

Whitmore High School is committed to providing a positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual student, and one in which students feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. 

Safeguarding and Safety Information for Visitors
 

  • All visitors will be required to sign in at Reception upon arrival and to wear an ID badge. 
  • The ID badge must be clearly visible at all times. 
  • On departure all visitors must sign out and hand back their ID badge before leaving the premises. 

Once visitors are collected from reception they must remain with the nominated member of staff at all times; exceptions to this will be arranged prior to the visit and appropriate checks will be carried out in advance.

If the fire alarm sounds during your visit you must leave the building using the closest exit with the member of staff you are visiting. You will be escorted to the assembly point.

If you have safeguarding concerns, please refer these to Mrs Young directly who is the school’s designated safeguarding lead.

Useful contacts:

NSPCC report abuse line: 0808 800 5000
Harrow’s Golden Number: 020 8901 2690
Harrow’s Out of Hours Emergency Team: 020 8424 0999
Emergency Services: 999

From time to time, as a parent/carer of a young person, you may feel like you need a little more information about certain issues to help you to support your child. The following websites provide useful information about the topics identified.

Online Safety:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Supporting a Child through Bullying:

http://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-parents

Child Abuse:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/

Grooming and Child Sexual Exploitation:

http://www.harrowlscb.co.uk/parents-carers/child-sexual-exploitation-parents-carers/

Mental Health:

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents

Mental Health Support Services in Harrow

Other useful contacts:

Harrow Children’s Services and Harrow Local Safeguarding Board http://www.harrowlscb.co.uk/parents-carers/

 

In an emergency you must always call 999.

To report a non-emergency crime to the police call 101.