Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. At Hardwicke, in order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we ensure that our approach is child-centred. This means that at all times, we act in the best interests of the child.

The healthy, safety and well-being of all children in our care are paramount. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We recognise that all staff members have a full and proactive part to play in protecting our children from harm.

If you have any concerns about the safety and well-being of a child, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Miss Sharon Cale

Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead

Miss Jennett Thomas

Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Wendy Walpole

Senior Leader & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Rebekah Smith

Family Support Advisor & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Carol O'Donnell

Safeguarding Governor

At Hardwicke Parochial Primary Academy, Mrs Carol O'Donnell is the Safeguarding Governor.
Allegations Management
In order to manage allegations against child care professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).
In Gloucestershire the LADO is Nigel Hatten, who is supported by Tracy Brooks, the Allegations Management Co-Ordinator. Nigel can be contacted on 01452 426994 or nigel.hatten@gloucestershire.gov.uk and Tracy can be contacted on 01452 426320 or tracy.brooks@gloucestershire.gov.uk

For further information please visit Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children's Board