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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Gillshill Primary



Miss Vine, DSL



Mrs Dawson

Deputy DSL


Miss Brummitt

    Miss Stephenson






Mrs McGowan



Mrs C. Juggins

Safeguarding Governor



Miss Knight

Trust Lead for Safeguarding


Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

COVID 19 Child Protection Annex

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.pdf

Prevent Duty Risk Assessment

Safeguarding Children

We have a duty to ensure that every child:

  • Stays safe

  • Is healthy

  • Is able to enjoy and achieve

  • Is able to achieve economic well-being

  • Makes a positive contribution

What to do if you have a concern about a child attending Gillshill Primary School

During school hours: 

  • Contact school and speak to any of the Child Protection team on 01482 781002

  • Or – contact the Access and Assessment team for Hull on 01482 448879

Out of school hours (including during school holidays):

  • If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police on 999

  • If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of a child, then contact Children’s Social Care, Access & Assessment Team on 01482 448879 (weekdays 8.30am – 5pm) Immediate Help Team on 01482 300304 (after 5pm and weekends)


Early Help Family Support-Information for Parents

There will be times when you and your family need support and times when you are not sure what you need to do to make things better. There are a group of services in Hull collectively known as "Early Help" who can support you at these times and make problems easier to understand and quicker to solve.

How can I find out more about accessing Early Help Support?

Speak to somebody who is currently working with you, for example an Early Help Family Support Worker or Health Professional or your child's School and ask for information about Early Help or alternatively you can request Early Help Support for you and/or your family via the online form which can be found at:

     · Home – Family Hubs (familyhubshull.org.uk)
     · https://www.hull.gov.uk/children-and-families/family-support/early-help-family-support

2021 safeguarding information.pdf

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused.pdf 

Safeguarding Newsletter Summer 2022.pdf


Online Safety

Our Online Safety page gives lots of advice about what to do if you are concerned about your child's use of the internet.  We treat online safety concerns the same as we would any other safeguarding issue.


Operation Encompass

Gillshill Primary is part of the Humberside Police Operation Encompass programme.

Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is an early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL – B. Vine) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.


Health and Safety Ambassadors

At Gillshill, we have a team of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils who take a lead on Health and Safety around the site.  They applied for the job with specific criteria, interviewed by Miss Vine and selected. They undertake regular site audits to check for any areas which could be unsafe and report these to Miss Vine and Mr Awty.  We recognise that pupils might notice things that we may not and this process allows us to take pupil viewpoints.

The Health and Safty Ambassadors will also undertake walks with our Governors during our termly Governor visits.

Already, we have listened to the pupils and replaced all the benches on site to provide new sturdier seating.


Respectful Relationships

The Year 5 and Year 6 pupils have undertaken the Respectful Relationships workshops to help them think about how people should treat each other with respect.


Speak Out, Stay Safe                                            Speak out. Stay Safe. | Lawford Mead Primary and Nursery School

We run the NSPCC programme which uses fun Ant & Dec assemblies for KS1 and KS2.  We help pupils to understand abuse, recognise it and know what to do if they think abuse is taking place.

We also run a 6 week programme of activities for SEND pupils.



We liaise with the local Vulnerable Exploited Missing Trafficked Team who work with the pupils in Year 6 to help them be prepared for the greater freedom they experience in ther locality as they grow older.

Further Information

What is Prevent?

Educate Against Hate

NSPCC Radicalisation

NSPCC What is child abuse?