Hinchley Wood School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that students have a right to 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.
Hinchley Wood School follows the Surrey Safeguarding guidelines. The school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, Addendum to Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy covering COVID-19 School Closure Arrangements, Safer Recruitment Procedure and Procedures for Volunteers, Visitors, Supply Staff & Contractors - are available via the links at the bottom of this page.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If your child is ever concerned about safety or well-being or about a friend, they should talk to one of the schools Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL).
Talking helps, and if these people agree there is a problem, they will find other people to help – the designated Staff for Child Protection are Mr A Griffiths (Overall DSL and DSL Key Stage 4), Mr A Jones (DSL Key Stage 3), Ms M Cachia (Deputy DSL Key Stage 3), Miss N Stevenson (Deputy DSL Key Stage 4, Miss L Macdonald (DSL Key Stage 5) and Mr M Jones (Deputy DSL Key Stage 5). They will then work together with other people to address the problems and ensure everyone is safe.