Every child has the right to be safe, whether that is at home, at school, in out-of-school clubs or with other people. We, at Little Ealing, are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We believe that:
- All children have the right to be protected from harm
- Children need to be safe and to feel safe in school
- Children need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse
- All children have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs
- All children must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other
- All children have the right to be supported to meet their emotional and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child will achieve better educationally
- Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, radicalisation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk-taking behaviour
- All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.
Safeguarding is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children's health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
- Is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to promote specific children who are suffering or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
You can find out more in our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy under the Information for Parents Section, Policies on our school website.
Little Ealing Primary are aware that many children are the victims of different kinds of abuse and that they can be subjected to social factors that have an adverse impact upon their lives. We also acknowledge that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere and staff should be alert to possible concerns arising.
Through our curriculum, we teach children to stay safe and happy. We encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small with their trusted adult; at home; at school or with ChildLine.
- Designated Safeguarding Lead – Halina Rooney, Deputy Head
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Jaclyn Orchant, Assistant Head Teacher
- Safeguarding Lead – Martin Jackson
- Safeguarding Lead - Susannah Cooke
- Safeguarding Lead - Carina Thiessen
- Safeguarding Governor – Andrew Wood
- Chair of Governors – Shirley Kenworthy-Wright
Little Ealing works in partnership with the Operation Encompass project to safeguard our children. Read more about the project here: http://www.operationencompass.org/