At Hook Junior School we believe that the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. We therefore have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place and that our Child Protection Policy is robust and regularly reviewed.

The Governing Body and Staff consider it to be the right of all children to lead their lives in safety, and be protected from abuse. Hook Junior School seeks to safeguard and promote the welfare of all its pupils whilst complying with the guidance issued by the Department for Education.

The welfare and safety of the child must be the primary consideration at all times

Hook Junior School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All staff, governors and parent helpers will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The designated Child Protection Officer is the Headteacher (Mrs Martin), the Deputy Headteacher (Miss Westaway) the Assistant Headteacher (Mrs Lawrence) and in the Headteacher’s absence the Inclusion Leader (Miss Carne). The Governor responsible for Child Protection is the Chair of Governors (Mr Lock).