Safeguarding students

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 – Miss H Lawrence by telephoning the school.


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.


Our Safeguarding/Child Protection Team.

Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO)

Miss H Lawrence

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 310

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 250

Deputy Child Protection Officer

Mr R Cleevely

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 363

Deputy Child Protection Officer

Miss W Foley

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 366

Deputy Child Protection Officer

Mrs J Harris

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext. 362

Child Welfare Officer

Ms G Evans

Contact Number

01245 266766 Ext 353



Here is some advice about staying safe online:

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.

Please take/encourage your children to take the following steps to make sure they are safe online:

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

  • Ask your child to charge any mobile devices (phones, Ipods, Ipads etc) downstairs and NOT in bedrooms.

Social Networking and On-line Gaming:

  • Make sure the privacy settings are set to “friends only” in the “Account settings”

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

  • Children should only add or accept people they know in the real world – NOT friends of friends or people they have met online

  • 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

  •  The best tip is to talk to your child and become involved in their online world.  Ask questions about what they are doing and who they are talking to

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

  • Explain to your child that people lie online and can be mean

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

Cyber bullying

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

  • Tell them not to reply

  • Keep a record of the abuse for future investigation

  • Tell someone in school or report the problem to the police


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

Gang Awareness

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