Safeguarding and Child Protection at Handford Hall

The Governors and Staff at Handford Hall Primary School are fully committed to ensure every child, who is a pupil at our school, is safe and protected from harm.

Handford Hall’s Safeguarding policy gives clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors, governors and parents about expected behaviours and legal responsibilities we all have: to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children at our school.

To achieve this we aim to:

  • Promote safe practice within our school, including recruitment procedures to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children

Handford Halll’s Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead is Ms Kelly. Deputy designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Blake, Mrs Caston and Mrs Preston. Our nominated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Heather Barrington.


The Designated Safeguarding lead (DSL) takes lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection. Full explanation of the role of the Designated Safeguarding lead can be found in Annex B of DfE 'Keeping children safe in education' September 2016.

Support for parents and families is available through a number of agencies and Dena Preston, our school family link worker can support in many practical ways. Click HERE for more information.

All information is treated with the strictest of confidence.

Our policy applies to all Pupils, Staff, Parents, Governors, volunteers and visitors.

Please click HERE to view Handford Hall’s Safeguarding Children Policy.


Useful safeguarding links

 Click HERE to visit the NSPCC website. Tel: 0808 800 5000

Click HERE to visit the Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board. Tel: 0808 800 4005

Click HERE to visit the Childline website. Tel: 0800 1111


On-line Safety

Keeping safe on-line is very important to us at Handford Hall Primary.

Our e-safety policy reflects the importance of using information systems and electronic communication safely. We aim to keep our children safe online and also when using mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. We feel it is important to educate our children on the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.

All of our pupils and staff have signed our acceptable use of technology agreements and training is provided regularly for both staff and pupils.

Mr Harraway is our on- line safety co-ordinator.