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Child Protection and Safeguarding

At Hamilton School we take safeguarding and child protection issues very seriously.

We believe that all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including practitioners who do not have a specific role in relation to child protection, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Prior to employment all staff (paid or voluntary) are DBS checked for their suitability to work with children and young people. DBS has replaced CRB. For more information on the Disclosure Barring Service, click here.

At employment and then annually, staff are also required to complete an online safeguarding course SMARTLOG e-Learning Safeguarding Children Refresher.

Once the member of staff joins our school, they are given school Safeguarding Training by one of our Child Protection Team. This training includes an overview of our responsibilities, signs and symptoms as well as advice and guidance about what to do in the event of a concern.

Other visitors to the school are expected to sign in at reception and to read our Safeguarding Leaflet (see below), which is given to them on arrival. They are then supervised whilst on site.

Our Child Protection Team is:

Name Role

Mrs Jane Straw

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr George Chatzakis

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Teresa Johnson   

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Luke Robinson

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Our Child Protection Policy and Procedures can be found on the key policies page.

A copy of our visitor information for safeguarding children can be found using the link below.