Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Miles Ridley
Deputy DSL : Sarah Shayler & Samantha Sharples-Owen
Worried about a child or young person?
If you want to report any abuse or discuss concerns in relation to a child or children at school you may contact the school designated lead (above) who will discuss your concern with you confidentially. Alternatively, you may wish to contact
- Westminster Duty Line – Tel: 020 7641 4000 (Out of hours – 020 7641 6000)
- NSPCC whistle-blowing helpline - 0800 028 0285
- Police - 101 for non emergency or 999
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Child Protection Policy
Please click here to access our Child Protection Policy.
Mandatory Reporting of FGM - Procedural information
From 31 October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow.
St Peter's Eaton Square C of E primary recognises the benefits and opportunities which new technologies offer to teaching and learning. We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. To find out more please read our E-Safey policy and visit the CEOP website by clicking here.
Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2016
Please click here to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. The guidance above affirms (page 6) that 'all staff members should be aware of systems within their school or college which support safeguarding and these should be explained to them as part of staff induction.
It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read this guidance (at least Part 1) and provide consent that they have done so (A register exists to determine this) Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply.
London Grid for Learning (LGfL) have provided this document in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu. Please click here.
The Prevent Duty
Please click here to access departmental advice for schools on the Prevent Duty (DFE) Alternatively you can also refer to (Keeping Children Safe in Education) above for further information. Staff have been completing a series of online training modules - A register exists to determine which staff have completed the training.