Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:
protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
preventing harm to children’s health or development
ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
At Sheen Mount we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. The Headteacher, Ian Hutchings, is the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Laura Jeffery, the school's Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Leader. The Lead Governor for Safeguarding is Catherine Riley.
For more information please take some time to read our policy which can be accessed by going to our Policies page via the main menu or the link below.
Sheen Mount Policies Page
If you have any concerns about the welfare or safety of a child or young person you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA)
Call 020 8547 5008 from 8am to 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday.
During out of hours, phone 020 8770 5000.
The Single Point of Access is a multi-agency team, managed by Achieving for Children, who work closely with a wide range of teams and partner agenies and facilitates different levels of support depending on the needs of the child, young person and their family. You can contact them to request support, or to report a concern about a child or young person.
Call 999 if you think a child or young person is in immediate danger.
A further source of information and guidance can be found on the NSPCC website from the link below.