We have a statutory duty to safeguard children and we have systems and training in place to ensure that all staff can identify and respond to concerns. We work closely with parents to ensure that children are safe.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Elspeth Geden (Headteacher)

Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Sarah Stewart (Deputy Headteacher) and Simon Kinsella (Assistant Headteacher)

Please do feel free to speak to any of these members of staff if you have any concerns about a child’s welfare.

The following documents are important information that Montbelle Primary School follows to safeguard children:

Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019)

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/835733/Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2019.pdf

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/419604/What_to_do_if_you_re_worried_a_child_is_being_abused.pdf

You can also find information on the NSPCC website 

 

We also follow the Royal Borough of Greenwich guidelines in respect of physical chastisement. These are referred to in our Home School Agreement; we do talk to parents if concerns arise regarding the use of physical chastisement. Please find the information about physical chastisement here:Physical chastisement letter