Hemlington Hall Academy


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 www.teescpp.org.uk. 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:
Middlesbrough Multi-Agency Children’s Hub 01642 726004
Alternatively, you may speak confidentially to a designated person in school.

Temporary Safeguarding Policy Addendum:
COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Hemlington Hall Academy.

CLICK HERE  to read our Safeguarding Addendum January 2021 for our arrangements. 


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. All members of the senior leadership are designated safeguarding leads, Mrs Knox (Assistant Head), Miss Norlund/Mrs Geaves (EYFS Lead), Miss Lovatt (SEND Lead) 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:

  • All staff and visitors to the school are asked to sign​ in and read a safeguarding information explaining the does and don’ts in school regarding safeguarding. Visitors are given identification tags/stickers issued by the office to wear whilst they are in school.
  • All staff are trained in safeguarding and are responsible to ensure everybody follows the correct procedures.
  • Posters are around school informing staff and visitors of the safeguarding procedures and identifying the staff who are designated leads. Please see below for a copy of the safeguarding policy.
  • The school Family Support Officer, Mrs Harrison works with and supports families.
  • E-safety – we work with a number of professionals to ensure that children are knowledgeable about dangers online and how to protect themselves (e.g. Mr Dixon, police).

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…

  • At least 2 emergency contact numbers/address;

  • the child’s special dietary requirements;

  • the child’s medical requirements;

  • information about who has legal contact with the child and parental responsibility for the child.


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


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 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.