Heathside School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that students have a right to develop and learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Heathside School follows the Surrey Safeguarding guidelines. Our Child Protection Policy and E-Safety Policy are available on our policies page here. Our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded below.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination and safe from unlawful and intolerant behaviour.
If your child is ever concerned about his/her well-being or concerned about a friend, he/she can talk to the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or a Deputy.
Talking helps and if these people agree there is a problem, they will find other people to help. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Ms Shakespeare (Lead) and the Deputies are Miss Balson, Mr Schofield, Miss Gatrell and Miss Atkinson. They will then work together with other people to address the problems and ensure everyone is safe.
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Mental Health and Well-being Links
If you are worried about your child’s Online Safety or Mental Health and well-being, these sites provide useful information and sources of support, please click here