We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to. We maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.
The school has a comprehensive policy so that we can provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.
If anyone has any concerns regarding the safeguarding and well-being of children at our school these should be brought to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is Miss Georgina Ross (Head of School) .
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are
- Mr Dave Collins, Executive Head teacher,
- Mr Donald Munro, Deputy Head teacher,
- Mrs Antoinette McGovern, Inclusion Manager and
- Ms Debbie Dwyer, Behaviour for Learning Practitioner.
All members of staff have completed all the relevant Child Protection Training.
Further details and information is contained within our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures available on our policies webpage.
If you have a concern about a child outside of school or feel unable to talk to a DSL at school, then you should contact Children’s Services at Hammersmith and Fulham Council. Anyone can contact Children’s Services if they are worried that a child may be at risk.
Their family services front door service are told about cases of possible abuse or neglect by professionals or members of the public. They also hear from parents needing support, other family members concerned about a child’s welfare and sometimes children themselves.
They can help with any queries you may have about support for children in the borough. Regardless of who contacts us, they take the information seriously.
If you have a concern about a child or young person, you can contact them on:
Tel: 020 8753 6600
Fax: 020 8753 4209
Walk-in: Ground Floor, 145 King St, Hammersmith, W6 9XY
Out of hours service: Tel: 020 8748 8588
If you have an immediate concern for the well-being of a child or young person, call the police on 999.
Further details can be found on this website:
LBHF Child Protection Website