Blanche Nevile School is committed to providing an environment where all children are safeguarded and are enabled to tell or communicate if they are being harmed in some way.
Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 places a duty upon all schools to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children. ‘Working Together to Safeguard children’ 2010, the ‘London Child Protection Procedures’ 2007 and ‘Safeguarding Children in Education’ 2014 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016, provide a framework for enabling the school to fulfil its statutory duties effectively and efficiently in the best interests of children.
All school staff, volunteers and adults working on site have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and must be aware of and fully conversant with the school’s safeguarding policy. It is neither the role nor responsibility of those working with children in the school to assess, diagnose or investigate whether a child is at risk of, or suffering harm or abuse. It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of the need to report any concerns about a child to the Designated Member of Staff as a matter of priority, or to one of the Deputy Designated Members of Staff in their absence.
If any of the school community has a concern about a child’s wellbeing, please speak immediately with a member of the Safeguarding team.
In the first instance, this should be the school’s Designated Child Protection coordinators:
Katy Whitney, Interim Designated Safeguarding Officer
Tarhe Ibehre, Interim Safeguarding/E-Safety Governor
To view all the Safeguarding Officers, please see the link below:
The school’s Safeguarding Policy, which includes our Prevent Duty, is on our Policies page and available through the link below:
For further information on safeguarding children, please visit the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board’s website:
If you would like more information about keeping children safe in education, please see the link to the Department for Education below:
If you would like to learn more about safe use of the internet, please read this slideshow below:
If you would like to learn more about managing medication for your children at school, please see below: