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Keeping Children Safe at The Hythe Community Primary School

The Safeguarding Team 


Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent (Lead) Counter-terrorism & Security Act 2015)

Mr J Carter - Pastoral Support Lead 


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:-

Mrs A Peart - Headteacher

Mrs J Ruddick - Assistant Headteacher

Mrs H McKenna - Assistant Headteacher

Mrs K McKee - SENDCO

Mrs A Humphreys - Harbour Centre Manager


Please find below information available to download.

 23_24 Safeguarding Child Protection Policy (September 2023-24) Pending Governor Approval .docx.pdfDownload
 Safeguarding contact details.docxDownload
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Please read below to see what we are doing at The Hythe Community Primary School to support our pupils.


Click on the link above to see our Anti Bullying Policy

If a child is unhappy we encourage them to speak out about it by:

    • Talking to a teacher or a member of the Learning Support staff team
    • Talking to our Learning Mentor or Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
    • Speaking to a member of the Junior Leadership team
    • Speaking to a Senior Leader 
    • Talking to a friend


  • Raising the concern in circle time
  • Using the classroom worry box or worry monster in Mrs McKee’s room 


SMSC is the abbreviation for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.

It encompasses all we do at The Hythe Community Primary School.

We promote these important areas within our everyday activities of working, learning, playing and socialising together.

The promotion of SMSC in school is important because it enables children to develop a deeper understanding of the wider world, develop an understanding and empathy of themselves and others and empowers children to take responsibility for their positive role in society where they value others.


NSPCC initiative- Let's Talk Pants  

With the help of NSPCC's friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, talking PANTS is a simple way to teach your child how to stay safe from abuse.

You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from abuse is just as easy with their PANTS activity pack.

With fun tasks, word searches, games and stickers, you can help them learn without using any scary words. 

Online Safety 

Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe. You can also use parental controls on so

cial networks, online games and browsers and on both hardware and software that can filter or monitor what your child can see. We have an E-Safety and Sanctions Policy. Miss Mellor is our   E-Safety Co-ordinators.

 Preventing your children from using the internet or mobile phones won't keep them safe in the long run, so it's important to have conversations that help your child understand how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.

 Useful contacts to help keep children safe on the internet and social networks:




The Prevent Strategy 

Prevent is a government strateg

y designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extreme causes.  The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including political and religious extremism.

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.  This means that we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views.

Importantly, we can provide a safe place for our children to discuss these issues so that they better understand how to protect themselves.

The following resources are available to find out more about the Prevent strategy:




To report any concerns:

    Other useful link(s):  

    Information about mental health well-being in children and young people