Safeguarding At The Hurst Community College

The Safeguarding Officers at The Hurst are -

Mr M Hunt Assistant Headteacher  Mr Matt Hunt - Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection (DSL) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mrs Sue Aufiero, Deputy Safeguarding Lead 

Miss Sara Conran, Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Our Aims

Our paramount concern is to ensure the welfare of the child and to provide an environment where all pupils feel safe, valued and respected and know who to go to for help.

What We Do As A School

All adults in school are aware of the Safeguarding Policies and these are explained to all new members of staff.

Parents and carers are also made aware of the Safeguarding Policy.

Our Safer Recruitment procedure includes checks on all staff and regular volunteers.

The Safeguarding Policy is regularly reviewed and updated.


If you have any concerns please report to the DSL (Mr Matthew Hunt) or the Deputy DSL's  (Sue Aufiero/Sara Conran) - no concern will be thought of a trivial.


Safeguarding against extremism

The aim of PREVENT is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists and to do this by challenging ideologies, protecting vulnerable individuals and supporting institutions, such as our school.

Protecting students from the risk of radicalisation should be part of the schools wider safeguarding duties and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms such as drugs, gangs, neglect and sexualy exploitation. -Home Office - The Prevent Strategy

Indicators that a child could be being radicalised are (although not exhaustive):

Identity crisis

Personal crisis

Unmet aspirations

Criminal behaviour

Low self-esteem


Social exclusion

Expression of extreme views

Changes in behaviour and appearance

Please remain vigilant  - awareness is by far the greatest protection for children and vulnerable people.

School Policies

Child Protection Policy Procedure and Guidance 2020

Safeguarding Policy Procedure and Guidance 2020

Government Policies

Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019

Working Together To Safeguard Children 2018