Perivale Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and protecting them from harm and expects all members of staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. The school’s Governing Body has a duty of care to pupils and all members of the school community.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s health (mental and physical) 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 and focuses on protecting individual children who have been identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that are our concerns about a pupil are discussed with parents/carer first, unless we have reason to believe that such a discussion would be contrary to the child’s welfare. Working with outside agencies enables us to ensure that our families are getting the support they need.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. Our curriculum covers all aspects of safeguarding including; healthy relationships, My Body My Rules, Bullying, FGM, Online Safety, Radicalisation and the NSPCC PANTs Rule. Safeguarding is our priority within all subjects and extra-curricular activities. More information can be found here.
At School, our Safeguarding Team is led by Ms Dowd (Deputy Headteacher) who is our Designated Safeguarding Lead. She is supported by Ms Daley (Headteacher), Ms Vaux (Parent Support Advisor), Mrs Deery (Assistant Head Teacher) and Mr Adair (Governor) who complete our Safeguarding Team. You can contact any member of the Safeguarding Team via the school office on 020 8997 0619.
Please look out for our regular safeguarding updates in our newsletter and via our website. We also run regular parent workshops about all aspects of Safeguarding. Dates are in our school calendar.
What to do if you are worried about a child?
If you are concerned about any child or young person you should contact the local authority’s Children and Families unit on (020) 8825 8000 (Ealing) and (020) 8937 4300 (Brent). If a child is in immediate danger you can ring the police on 999 or if you which to take advice from the police you can phone 101.
If you would like further information about keeping your child safe the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) has lots of advice and guidance at www.nspcc.co.uk
Complaints or Concerns about a Member of Staff
Complaints or concerns about a member of staff should be made directly to Ms Daley (Headteacher). Call or email the school and ask to speak to her directly on a safeguarding issue. Details of making a formal complaint can be found in our Complaints Policy. The Headteacher will always take professional advice from the local authority on how to proceed with all allegations against staff. Any complaint or concern about the Headteacher should be made directly to the Chair of Governors via the School Office. You can also contact the Local Authority Designated Officer on 020 8825 8930.
We encourage parents and children to visit the CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) website or the NSPCC website to find out how to stay safe online and to keep up to date with information about games, social media and apps. Please visit our Online Safety page for more information.
The NSPCC Pants rule is a great tool to help children keep themselves safe. Visit the NSPCC Website below to get more resources and information including a Pack for Parents on how to start the conversation.