Hoxton Garden Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth, to view the world in a positive way or achieve academically. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

The school pays full regard to DfES guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult including e.g. volunteers and staff employed by contractors. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking interviews and, where appropriate, ISA and Criminal Records Bureau checks.

Orchard School Southwold School Hoxton Garden School
Nominated Safeguarding Officer:
Rachel Davie


Stephen O’Brien


Rachel Adams


Other senior safeguarding leads who can also be contacted:
Emily Douglas Keisha Nelson Erin Gillham
Aimee Walker Alice Larkman Jessie De Veer
Sheila Baez Meera Patel Aileen McGoldrick
Other contacts in relation to concerns including any concerns over those named above:
Stephen Hall (Executive Headteacher)
James Gowland (Chair of Governors)



For more information please read the documents below:

Safeguarding Policy January 2018

Safeguarding leaflet for parents 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2016