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Keeping Safe In School and Around Our Community

Hemlington Hall Academy is committed to ensuring the well-being of every child and keeping them safe from emotional, mental and physical harm. Policies and procedures for safeguarding children and child protection can be assessed using our website (polices section) or MSCB Children’s safety is paramount at Hemlington Hall Academy.
If you have a child protection of a welfare concern about any child in school or within the community, please telephone: Tees Safeguarding Children’s Board Team on 01642 130700 Alternatively, you may speak confidentially to a designated person in school.

Safeguarding Staff

At Hemlington Hall Academy the designated lead for safeguarding is Mrs Edmenson, she is the Single Point of Contact (SPOC). The deputy designated lead for safeguarding is Mr Kirby-Bowstead/Mrs Padgett. All members of the senior leadership are designated safeguarding leads, Mrs Padgett (Assistant Head), Miss Norlund (EYFS Lead), Miss Lovatt (SEND Lead), Mrs Knox (KS2 Lead), Mrs Simon (HLTA) and Mrs Harrison (Family Liaison Officer).  The governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs Braithwaite (Chair of Governors).

Areas of Safeguarding

Our safeguarding policies cover all areas of school life and include:

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

All staff have an up-to-date understanding of safeguarding children issues and are able to implement the safeguarding policy and procedures (see school policies).

All staff are aware of the need to maintain privacy and confidentiality.

Information Sharing

​It is essential that we collect all of the necessary information from parents/carers in advance of a child starting our school. This information may include...


Review of Policy and Practice

Our policies and practice are reviewed at least annually to incorporate the latest statutory guidance and Department of Education information.

Our Safeguarding Policy

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.