St. Hild's Church of England School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The policy applies to staff, volunteers and contractors working with pupils on school premises or away from the school on an activity, visit or other educational pursuit. All are expected to share this commitment.

Our new Safeguarding area will make it easy for you to find a variety of information . This will link in how to contact different agencies within Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Borough Councils such as the new leaflet about The Children’s Hub which went live on Wednesday 1st June 2016.

Here is also a useful link to the website which has a vast variety of information.

Also included is material you as parents can look at and use with your child at home. Linking in such areas as e-safety, anxiety, The Prevent Duty and Operation Encompass to name a few.

NSPCC Online safety - This is a really good place for you as parents to gain support. Please have a look.

To view our Safeguarding Policy
What is Abuse & Neglect?

There are many forms of abuse.  They may include one or more of the following:

  • Physical Abuse for example, being hit, slapped or punched.

  • Psychological or Emotional Abuse for example, intimidation, threats or harm or controlling behaviour.

  • Sexual Abuse for example indecent exposure, rape, sexual harassment or sexual acts where an adult has not consented or was pressured into consenting.

  • Financial or Material Abuse for example, misuse of someone's money, possessions or property.

  •  Domestic Abuse can include some or all of the above and also includes so called honour based violence. 

  • Neglect for example, not providing necessary food, clothing, shelter or medical care. 

  • Self-Neglect for example, someone neglecting their own personal hygiene, health and surroundings.

  • Discriminatory Abuse for example, harrassment because of race, gender, age, disability, sexuality or religion.

  • Modern Slavery for example, human trafficking, forced labour and domestic servitude.

  • Organisational Abuse for example, neglect and poor practice within a setting such as a care home or hospital, or in relation to care provided at home.