Hurst Knoll St James’ CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
We all share responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, whether as a parent, carer or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or as a paid or volunteer worker.
At Hurst Knoll St. James' there are three members of staff who are designated members of the safeguarding team. Please speak to us if you have any concerns.
Senior Designated Person
Mrs. Lisa Smith – Assistant Headteacher
Additional Designated Persons
Mr. Jonathon Hobday - Headteacher
Mrs. Kayleigh Pearson – Deputy Headteacher
Mrs. Hayley O'Reilly - Learning Mentor
Governor with responsibility for child protection and safeguarding
Mrs. Elizabeth Daunt – Chair of Governors
Domestic Abuse- Operation Encompass
Hurst Knoll St James is part of a project that runs jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass. This school will receive a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household. The purpose of the project is to support children who are affected by domestic abuse by ensuring that their school is informed.
This school is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.
If you have any concerns, please speak to us. Our door is always open.
Tameside Safeguarding Children’s Partnership
The local authority website is a good source of information and advice for parents and carers as well as children and young people.
Within school we constantly remind children of the need to be safe when using the internet and teach them how to keep their information safe. At home, this can be challenging as the children have access to a range of devices and online games. The links below provide information for parents to help you ensure that your children remain safe when using the internet and using online learning platforms.
'Think you know' - provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online.
'Parent info' - is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
'Childnet' - offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.
'Internet matters' - provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.
'London grid for learning' - has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
'Net-aware' - has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.
'Let's talk about it' - has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
'UK Safer Internet Centre' - has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.