Safeguarding Students

Safeguarding Students

Safegarding and Child Portection Arrangements during closure due to COVID-19


Here at Hylands School we believe that every member of the school community has a right to an education free from intimidation and fear.


If you have any concerns please contact our safeguarding lead – Mrs H Norton-Lawrence by telephoning the school.

Safeguarding and Child Protecion Policy 2019-2020


If you are being bullied, please contact the students form tutor via the main office on 01245 266766.

At Hylands School we are committed to ensuring that the safety and welfare of our students both inside and outside is of paramount importance.

If you need help and somewhere to turn that offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people then follow the link below:

Our Safeguarding/Child Protection Team.

Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO)

Miss H Lawrence

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 109

Deputy Child Protection Officer

Ms G Evans

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 353

Deputy Child Protection Officer

Mr R Hepworth

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 365

Deputy Child Protection Officer

Mr R Cleevely

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 363

Deputy Child Protection Officer

Mtrs S Henriques 

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 118

The Internet is an exciting place with endless opportunities for fun, games and education. It can also be an extremely dangerous place for teenagers unless it is used properly.

Make sure all laptops and computers are used in a communal area where the screen can be seen by all.

•                     Social Networking and On-line Gaming:

o   NEVER include the date of birth, address or school name in the “About me” section

o   Only post photos that you would be happy to show your gran! Be careful posting photos showing your school badge, the outside of your house/school

o   ONLY accept people you know in the “real world”

o   Tell your child never to accept an invitation to move to a chat room with someone they have met while online gaming

·         If your child is subjected to any form of cyber bullying:

o   Keep a record of the abuse for future investigation

o   Webcams

·         Be aware of the information that is visible via the webcam – i.e. names on certificates, posters of favourite pop stars


Gang Awareness

Useful Links:

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being service for children and young people aged 11-25 years and is available 365 days a year - Weekdays 12-10pm and Weekends 6-10pm 

Safe Teens

How To Keep Children Safe In Public Places

CSE Hotline Letter

Chat Health Essex