Hounsdown School - A Science College

Safeguarding

Hounsdown School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Langley-Bliss (Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral Care) and is the first point of contact for any safeguarding concerns.  In Mrs Langley-Bliss's absence, the safeguarding team are Miss Ellard, Miss Squire, Mr Bryant, Mr Blackman and Mr Veal.

 If you are concerned about yourself, or any member of the school community, please see
Mrs Langley-Bliss, your Year Leader or any adult in school you trust as soon as possible.

Students should also check our anti-bullying reminders on page 16 of the student logbook or talk to a trusted adult in school, if they have any concerns.

Have a concern?

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*You can also email us to report your concern.

The school will act on all raised worries, including contacting other agencies for help and support as needed.  If someone does not respond to you, contact Childline on 0800 1111 (the button below provides further information on Childline).

 

If you have any concern on posts to any social media platform, use the following button to report it!

SWGfL Report Harmful Content

 

Student Wellbeing Handbook 

 

Agencies you can contact in an emergency...

CHILDLINEOr call... 0800 1111

YOUNG MINDSOr call... 0808 802 5544

N.S.P.C.C.Or call... 0808 800 5000

KOOTHAn online mental wellbeing community

HOPE LINE UKOr call... 0800 068 4141

CEOPMake a report online

(Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

CAMHS ReferralMake a referral
CAMHS ResourcesAdditional resources

(Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Local Context January 2023

In relation to our current local context with young people's behaviour associated with rural crime, disaffection, being at risk of child criminal exploitation (CCE) - primarily young males and evidence of county lines involvement within the community, the following has been actioned:

  • Parents/Carers have been sent the updated 'Hampshire Safe' letter and students have been shown the 'Hampshire Safe' PowerPoint in assemblies.
  • Increasing the Hampshire Safe Visits to the school (half termly), including back-to-back visits.
  • Introduction of a bespoke Youth Options Programme on knife crime education for year 7 students.
  • Community Police to meet with parents/carers for a question-and-answer session re the local context (Spring Term 2023).
  • The Head of PSHCE reviewing educational programmes re the risk of the influence of Andrew Tates extreme views.

Further information...