Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and/or development, ensuring that children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
The latest Government guidance on Safeguarding can by found by clicking on the following link.
The Safeguarding Policy forms part of a suite of documents and policies which relate to the safeguarding responsibilities of the school. These are all available on request from the school office or they may be found on our policy page.
You can find specific information relating to Online Safety here.
The aim of Monksmead School is to safeguard and promote children’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The children’s welfare is of paramount importance.
The overarching safeguarding message must be to maintain an attitude of “it could happen here”.
At Monksmead, there is a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) who are responsible for ensuring that child protection and safeguarding concerns are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways which support the needs of the child.
|Mrs Lisa Bub
Mrs Rebecca Rocha
If you would like any more information or would like to speak with either the DSP or DDSP, please contact the school office on 020 8953 3328.
All staff have read and comply with the updates on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.
Please note that these sites should be accessed by adults rather than children in the first instance. Many are aimed at supporting adults and may be worrying for children.
NSPCC/O2 helpline: 0808 800 5002 (9am - 7pm)