Keeping Children Safe at Earlsfield
If you are concerned about a child please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Steve Trow or out of school hours contact:
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
- Telephone: 020 8871 7899
- Telephone outside of normal office hours (after 5pm weekdays or on weekends): 020 8871 6000
- Email: email@example.com
In an emergency contact the Police by calling 999.
You could also call the NSPCC Freephone Child Protection Helpline on 0808 800 5000.
The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.
Pupils feel very safe and well cared for in school. They say that staff treat them with respect and listen carefully to their worries. One pupil told inspectors: ‘Nothing is too much for our teachers. They do everything they can to help us.
At Earlsfield our values underpin everything we do; most importantly we want to keep our children safe.
Staff and Governors believe that our school should be a calm, safe and nurturing environment that gives children the confidence to express themselves.
As a school we have a legal and moral duty to ensure that the children get the highest level of care and are protected from any form of harm. The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) at Earlsfield Primary School are Steve Trow (Headteacher) and Debbie Stockwell (Learning Mentor)
Our curriculum is varied and designed to ensure that all children are taught how to stay safe. We want our children to make the right choices and be outstanding role models. E-Safety is very important to us. Each year we run workshops for parents on Internet Safety to outline the dangers that our young children face. There is a great deal of guidance available. As a school we have selected the following articles which provide advice for parents. Please note that children at primary school should not have access to Facebook or Instagram and that use of the internet should be closely monitored. The children also have their own rules to follow in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
All staff have received safeguarding training and are clear of the steps they must take if they have any concerns regarding a child in their care. Any concerns will also be shared with parents at the earliest opportunity. The school has a number of policies that are embedded within our work. These include the Child Protection Policy as well as the Health and Safety policy and the E safety policy.
Every term the Governing Board undertakes a Safeguarding visit.
The Governing Board ensures that: (click + for more information)
The school has a Child Protection Policy & procedures in place that:
- are in accordance with LA guidance and locally agreed inter-agency procedures.
- are provided to all school personnel, including volunteers.
- are available to parents on the school website.
- that promote anti bullying in order to minimise and eradicate incidents and ensure effective intervention if they do occur.
The school follows national guidelines:
The school operates safer recruitment procedures
- which ensure that a member of each interview panel is suitably trained in safer recruitment.
- which ensure that all appropriate checks are carried out on new staff, volunteers and parents who work with children.
- though a clear induction for all staff and a code of conduct for staff, governors, volunteers and visitors.
The staff are knowledgeable about what constitutes abuse and what issues may be of particular concern
- staff are fully trained
- lines of communication are clear
There are different types of abuse
|Bullying and Cyber Bullying
|Child Sexual Exploitation
|Female Genital Mutilation
Organisations we work with
The Wandsworth Information Service provide free information and advice on services, including activities for children and young people aged 0 - 19 years (or 25, if the child or young person has a special need or disability)
Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) is jointly led by the Police, Integrated Care Board and the Council. We are responsible for protecting children and young people in Wandsworth from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation, and promoting their welfare.
Under the Children Act 1989, the police service, working with other agencies such as local authority children’s social care services, health services and education services, is responsible for making enquiries to safeguard and secure the welfare of any child within their area who is suffering (or is likely to suffer) significant harm.
The police are duty-bound to refer to the local authority those children in need whom they find in the course of their work.
Their role includes:
- the identification of children who might be at risk from abuse and neglect;
- the investigation of alleged offences against children;
- their work with other agencies, particularly the requirement to share information that is relevant to child protection issues; and
- the exercise of emergency powers to protect children.
Statutory guidance places a clear responsibility on organisations to contact the LADO within one working day where it is alleged that a member of staff or volunteer who works with children has:
- behaved in a way that has harmed a child or, may have harmed a child.
- possibly committed a criminal offence against a child or related to a child.
- behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates that they may pose a risk of harm to children.
- behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children
Social Workers have a central role within the local authorities with a duty to promote, support and safeguard the wellbeing of all children in need in their area, and, insofar as is consistent with that duty, to promote the upbringing of children by their families by providing a range and level of services appropriate to children’s wellbeing needs.
The Local Authority has a duty to make enquiries under Section 47 of the Children Act 1989 if they “have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm”. This investigation is carried out by a social worker.
School can discuss concerns with duty social workers in MASH for further advice and support.
- Children who cannot attend school because of health needs 2021 22
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 22 23
Links for parents
RRS Article 19
You have the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated in any way.