Reporting a Concern
If you are concerend about a child, you must share your concerns without delay by calling 020 8614 5239 or 07715 061702. You can also email one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads. For out of hours, please call Single Point of Access on 020 8770 5000.
Key Safeguarding Personnel
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Charlie Asdell|
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Nikki Harrison|
|Child Protection Governor||Steve Sargeant|
|Deputy Safeguarding Lead Governor||Neil Chisholm|
The Governors and staff of Teddington School fully recognise the contribution they make to safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm.
All staff and governors recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children through a culture of vigilance from all staff. Our staff code of conduct makes it clear that we expect the highest standards of care and support for all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students feel secure, are listened to and are safe, as well as feeling respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
- The school will ensure that the welfare of children is given paramount consideration when developing and delivering all school activity
- All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
- All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm in accordance with this guidance including risks of radicalisation and sexual exploitation
- All pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support from the senior management of the school who will follow this policy guidance in doing so
- We believe that everyone who comes into contact with young people and their families has a role to play in safeguarding them
The Resource Vault (Children's Society)
The Children's Society website is full of information with just about everything young people need to know about emotional and mental health. Called The Resource Vault, the resources are organised by age group. Each entry has further links about where to find more information.
Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow)
ThinkUKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities support children's understanding of online safety at a time.
There is also parent support information for primary and secondary age groups. Resources for this can be found by clicking the below bow: