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Safeguarding at Hobbayne

Hobbayne Primary School takes safeguarding very seriously because safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. The welfare and wellbeing of our children and families is paramount and every member of staff and volunteer within our school is expected to understand school expectations and carry these out professionally, compassionately and consistently. Safeguarding is a wide umbrella of measures designed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children.


Each aspect is important, but some of the key areas are:

DBS clearance: everyone working at Hobbayne (including volunteers) has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.

Child protection: ensuring any issues raised which may indicate the harm or neglect of a child are taken seriously and recorded, communicated and followed up appropriately.

Working with Parents and Carers: we know that children feel safest when they know school and home work in harmony with each other.


All safeguarding concerns are passed to our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Yoosuf (Headteacher) or our Deputy DSL Isabelle Tolan (Deputy Head)


Designated Safeguarding Leads and Officers have special accredited training which they need to update every two years.

More Designated Safeguarding Lead Officers in our school are:


Mrs Rutter (Welfare Officer)


The Safeguarding Governor is: Jo Brianti


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding encompasses everything we do at school and because of the safeguards in place you trust us to teach and care for your children for many hours each week.


To view our Safeguarding policy please click on the link below