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At the Convent of Jesus and Mary Catholic Infant School & Nursery we recognise our moral and statutory duty to safeguard our pupils, staff and visitors and ensure their safety, health and wellbeing is given due consideration at all times. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is respected and valued. We are consistently alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and have adopted effective policies and procedures to ensure our pupils are supported and protected.

Staff know who the DSLs/DDSLs are and the reporting procedures from ‘low level’ to situations causing concern. The matter is discussed between the team and appropriate and timely actions are taken. Where appropriate, parents will be informed, however if a referral is made to Brent Front Door, Social Services may deem necessary for parents are not informed. We will always follow Social Services advice.

The school’s Single Central Record (SCR) is up to date. This document demonstrate that we have followed Safer Recruitment procedures and staff have undergone appropriate police checks. Governors, volunteers, and regular visitors are also recorded on the SCR.

Visitors to the school are required to sign at reception, where they will be issued with a visitors badge as well as a safeguarding information leaflet. If a visitor does not have appropriate DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance, they will be always accompanied by a member of senior staff.

Staff attend Safeguarding and Child Protection training regularly and forms part of the induction process for new staff. The DSLs/DDSLs attend briefings and forums organised by the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) so as to ensure the school is up to date with local information about Child Protection and Safeguarding issues.

All staff are familiar with the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document which forms the basis of our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy. You may also wish to view the current Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance. Our policies are updated every September in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance reviewed annually. We also created a Safeguarding Addendum in response to lockdowns during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

If you feel a child is at risk of immediate danger call ‘999

‘Protecting children is everyone's responsibility.’

 

 

Local Authority

 

 

Contact the

Family Front Door

if you are concerned

Brent Family Front Door (BFFD) incorporates a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). This consists of representatives from Council Services and partner agencies. The BFFD acts as a single point of contact for professionals and members of the public where there are concerns about a child or young person and their family that requires a coordinated response.

Contact the Brent Family Front door on 020 8937 4300 (option 1) to discuss your concern. If you are calling outside normal office hours (9am - 5pm) please call our emergency duty team on: 020 8863 5250 or email family.frontdoor@brent.gov.uk

For members of the public

 If you are a member of the public you can complete a Child concern report - please send us this online report form if you are worried about a child's safety.

For Professionals

 If you are a professional you can complete the Child concern report for professionals – not for public use

Missing Children

Information on missing children should be sent to Brent Council on: missing.children@brent.gov.uk Brent will log missing children’s information where the child/family has a clear link with the Brent area which can include children living in one of the private homes or with other carers in the borough.

LADO

If you want to make an allegation against a professional, please contact the Principal Child Protection Advisor (LADO) on 020 89374834 or the Child Protection Team Administrator on 020 8937 3783. LADO enquiries can also be directed to brent.lado@brent.gov.uk or through the Brent Family Front Door.

 

Missing children

Information on missing children should be sent to Brent Council on: missing.children@brent.gov.uk Brent will log missing children’s information where the child/family has a clear link with the Brent area which can include children living in one of the private homes or with other carers in the borough.

You may also contact the Brent Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Arrangement. Support Officers on 020 8937 4300

 

NSPCC

If you do not feel comfortable about telling us, or you are not sure if you are right, you can also speak to a police officer, teacher, health visitor, doctor or the NSPCC. The most important thing is to tell someone who can help

PREVENT

Strategy Coordinator

Duty Officer

020 8937 4225

Met Police-Brent & Harrow Child Abuse Investigation Team (CAIT)

Duty Officer

020 8733 3503

Child Exploitation Centre (CEOP)

Duty Officer

0870 000 3344

Police

If you believe a child is in immediate danger you should phone the police. Call 999

Brent Early Help Assessment Safoora Ahmed, EHA Development Officer, Brent Family Solutions Tel: 0208 937 4799 Email: safoora.ahmed@brent.gov.uk

https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/children-and-family-support/early-helpand-support-available/getting-an-early-help-assessment/

 

 

What will happen when you report suspected child abuse?

 

We treat all information seriously and will act on what you tell us. We may check the records we already hold, or gather new information. We may speak to the child and family to help assess the situation.

The first priority for everyone is making sure that the child is safe. If extra help is needed to support a family in looking after their child safely, our service teams will all work together and plan out how best to provide this. Read more about MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) - our integrated working service.

We will make sure the child is safe, and we will get back in touch to let you know that we have taken the appropriate action.

Further advice and information can be found on Brent’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Arrangement website: http://brentsafeguardingpartnerships.uk/children/article.php?id=465&menu=0&sub_menu=0

Convent of Jesus and Mary Catholic Infant School & Nursery

T: 0207 459 5890

Email: admin@conventinf.brent.sch.uk

 

 

                                 

  

 

 

                               

Designated Safeguarding Lead,         Level 3 (DSL)

Safer Recruitment Training

Miss Fonseca

Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,    Level 3 (DSL)

Safer Recruitment Training

Mrs Byrne

Acting Assistant Head & RE Leader

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,

 Level 3 (DDSL)

Miss Peters

EYFS Leader

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,

Level 3 (DDSL)

Designated Teacher for LAC children

Mrs Browning

SENDCo

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,

Level 3 (DDSL)

Mr Taggart

PE Coach

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,

Level 3 (DDSL)

 

Mrs Saiz

Year 2 Leader & Science Leader

                      Welfare Officer

Mrs Kulasekara

Child Protection/Safeguarding Governors

Mr Allan

Safeguarding Lead for Online Safety

Mr Joyce

Computing Leader

All staff including volunteers

September 2021

Prevent Duty Training

All staff including volunteers

September 2021

Safeguarding Level 1 Including Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021, Part 1


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