Safeguarding at St Michael in the Hamlet

A Safe School

All our staff are committed to maintaining a safe environment and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all. All staff receive a safeguarding induction when they start working in school and receive regular updates and annual refresher training in safeguarding.

As a Safeguarding school we work closely with other agencies including the Community Police, School Health, Local Authority Health and Safety advisors, Careline and the Early Help Hubs. Our aim is to work in partnership to offer the best early support for our children and families, and ensure the children’s safety and wellbeing is a priority.


If you have any questions about any aspect of Safeguarding please contact either office and ask for the key staff named below:

Keeping our children safe

The staff responsible for Child

Protection and Safeguarding are

The Governor with Safeguarding responsibility

is Rona Lucas/Thomas Basson  contactable via the School Office.

The Attendance Lead is Rachel Basson. 


Please find links below to two key Safeguarding policies as well as our Safeguarding Curriculum which details the key messages we teach the children and how we reinforce key learning and build on their understanding as they age and move through the school.

SMH Safeguarding Curriculum

Child Protection and Safeguarding policy documents can be found on the School Policies page.

In the News

You may have heard the following terms in relation to Safeguarding in the news. Please click on the terms below to find out more. If you feel there are other terms you would like more information about shared here please let the school office know.

‘Tackle Child Abuse’ national campaign

Snapchat’s – new feature – “Snap Maps”

Talking to children about terrorism

The Prevent Duty


CSE – Child Sexual Exploitation

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Other Documents

Mental wellbeing advice NHS