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COVID-19 Safeguarding Procedure

During the period of school closure due to the Covid-19 outbreak the safeguarding of students at South Hunsley School continues to be of the upmost importance.

Should you have any concerns about the welfare of a student at South Hunsley School during this time, please use one of the contacts below via email:

Mrs K Davies (Hercules Head of House) – kay.davies@southhunsley.org.uk
Mrs J Loughton (Pegasus Head of House) – jennifer.loughton@southhunsley.org.uk
Mrs J Guy (Orion Head of House) – jeanine.guy@southhunsley.org.uk
Miss A Brady (Draco Head of House) – alice.brady@southhunsley.org.uk
Mrs K Kirby (Indus Head of House) – katy.kirby@southhunsley.org.uk
Miss S Drewery (Vela Head of House) – sarana.drewery@southhunsley.org.uk
Miss A Stephenson (Post 16 Pastoral Support and Safeguarding Officer) – alice.stephenson@southhunsley.org.uk
Mrs L Monkman (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) – liz.monkman@southhunsley.org.uk
Mr T Sergeant (Assistant Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead) – thomas.sergeant@southhunsley.org.uk


Safeguarding

Any safeguarding concerns should be reported to a students Head of House in the first instance via email. Should you have any immidiate concerns please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr T Sergeant directly via telephone or email: thomas.sergeant@southhunsley.org.uk


Inclusion

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do.

We want all our students to have a love for learning but we realise that some students
need this aspect of their school lives nurturing. We want all our students to reach their full
potential but we know for some students practical help will be needed. We also want our
students to recognise their individual talents and abilities and achieve their goals.
The Inclusion Team comprises of a wide range of specialists who work together with
parents and carers to help students achieve their best and feel included in all the
opportunities on offer at South Hunsley.

The primary focus of the Inclusion Team therefore, is to constantly review how we
supportour students and ask the most important question: what does this student or group
of students need and how can we meet those needs?

The efforts of our Inclusion Team have been recognised by Ofsted who praised the ‘high
quality additional support and care’ provided to those students who might need some
practical help or extra guidance to make sure they have every opportunity to grow and
flourish as individuals.

Inclusion Quality Mark

In Summer of 2019 we were delighted to learn we had been successful in not only achieving the Inclusion Quality Mark award but that we had also attained the higher level of Centre of Excellence; an accolade that fewer than 300 schools across the country hold. This recognises the truly inclusive nature of South Hunsley School.

In the Summer of 2020 we were delighted to learn that our annual reaccreditation as a Centre of Excellence had been renewed, recognising the continued work we are doing during the Covid-19 crisis.


Social Networking

Given the increased use of social networking at this time Internet Matters have released a helpful guide to let you know what social networking sites your child is allowed to access dependant on their age. You can find out more here: www.internetmatters.org


Summer Safety

As we prepare for the summer holidays, we are unable to share information in our normal end-of-term assemblies, so please see below some useful guidance and website links for parents to ensure that our students have an enjoyable and safe summer break.

Welton Waters

We are aware that some of our students have been visiting Welton Waters. Whilst we would strongly encourage students to ensure that they are following social distancing guidance and also are not entering the water, please see below links to the Welton Waters website and also open water swimming guidance for information:

https://wwac.org.uk

www.rlss.org.uk/

Fire Related Incidents

Humberside Fire Service have asked us to share this poster for information relating to a recent increased in deliberate fires within East Riding of Yorkshire.

Drug Advice

If you have any concerns about drug use amongst young people, Talk to Frank is a very honest and occasionally blunt website full of useful information. Below is a link to their parent / carer information:

talktofrank.com

If at any point of time you are concerned about a young person, please use the contact details below to access support, or call 999 in an emergency.


Useful Links and Numbers

www.kooth.com (Online Mental Health support platform)

www.ltai.info (Information about online radicalisation)

www.thinkuknow.co.uk (General information about online safety)

www.internetmatters.org (Online safety guidance for parents)

www.net-aware.org.uk (Specific information about individual applications / websites)

www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/ (Mental Health advice for parents)

www.youngminds.org.uk (Mental Health advice for students)

www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/ (Information about keeping children safe from abuse during COVID-19)

www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/helpful-resources.aspx (Information about how COVID-19 may affect Autism)

www.childbereavementuk.org/pages/category/coronavirus (Information about bereavement and loss during COVID-19)

www.howareyoufeeling.org.uk (Online Mental Health support platform)

Humber Young Peoples Urgent Mental Health 24/7 Helpline – 01482 301701 option 2. 

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind Infoline is now available 24/7 – 0800 1380990 or 01482 240133.

HEY Mind need your help to shape the support they provide for parents during lockdown. If you can please spare a few minute of your time to fill in this short survey they’ve created: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XHZ338T

Government advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm during Covid-19.

Early Help and Safeguarding Hub – 01482 395500

Place 2be has produced some helpful resources for students returning back to school. You can view them here.

Young Minds has produced a page for those students who were due to finish their time at school this year but had it cut short due to lockdown. You can view it here.