We are committed to:-
- Establishing an ethos in which children feel secure, valued and confident of being listened to.
- Giving children the confidence to talk to adults in the school about abuse and to make disclosures to them.
- Establishing relationships with parents that build on an understanding of the school’s responsibility to protect children (and recognition that this may sometimes require referral of individual children to other child protection agencies).
- Establishing appropriate expectations of interpersonal behaviour; and developing strategies to help children to protect themselves.
- Providing training for staff in recognising signs, symptoms and behaviour which are symptomatic of abuse and in responding appropriately.
- Establishing good procedures and practices in relation to record keeping.
It is the moral and legal duty of all adults in charge of children to be ready to protect children in danger from abuse. Education staff have a responsibility to observe, monitor and refer suspected abuse. Any member of staff suspecting child abuse or neglect must refer their suspicions to the Designated Safeguarding Lead officers or Head of School, who will then refer to the local Social Care Team if appropriate. It is important that staff are aware that many more children experience abuse than are registered as requiring protection. It is therefore essential that school staff are vigilant in identifying abuse. School staff have regular training opportunities to ensure that they are kept up to date with current policies and procedures.
Please download our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy below in full to read more.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy addendum
As a school, we have a legal duty to prevent extremism -safeguard children from extremist ideology; to safeguard children at risk of sexual exploitation; and safeguard children at risk of abuse through female genital mutilation. As well as following our policy, we are adopting the guidance of the ‘London Safeguarding Children Board’.
London Safeguarding Children Board: Child Protection Procedures
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead;
- Rebecca Kennedy– Acting Headteacher
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead officers:
- Becky Kennedy – Acting Headteacher
- Pete Brodie- Assistant Headteacher
- Paulla Dean – Assistant Headteacher
- Hester Enthoven – Assistant Headteacher
- The Designated Safeguarding Governor – Marcella Chambers
If you are concerned about the welfare of any pupil in Peter Brodie (Assistant Headteacher), Becky Kennedy (Acting Headteacher)
Or if you have a concern about a child that lives in Hackney, you can contact the First Response Team directly during office hours Monday -Friday 9am -5pm. (0208 356 5500)
NSPCC – Speak out. Stay Safe
NSPCC Together for Childhood