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Safeguarding

Following the announcement to close schools, we understand that this may be a difficult and stressful time for some of our families. At Prior Weston school and Golden Lane Children’s Centre, we take our responsibility to safeguard and support our families very seriously, and we do not want the help and care that we currently offer to you and your child(ren) to stop just because the building has been closed.

We want to ensure that children are safe on line, and ask parents and carers to be vigilant and aware of the increased risks linked to children using technology and social media.

It is important that you are aware of using appropriate filters where possible and have monitoring systems in place to protect children from potentially harmful online abuse.

Below are some useful resources that you can access, please share this information.  

If you have any safeguarding concerns whilst the school is closed, for your child or for any other pupil from the school, please contact Bernadette Frain-Atallah our Designated Safeguarding Lead on 07732849926 to discuss your concern or call

020 7527 7400 - Children's Services Contact Team
020 7527 3366 - Disabled Children's Team or to make a referral.

Prior Weston School and Children’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

We have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) that can be seen on posters around school.

 

Bernadette Frain-Atallah

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Simone De Juan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Beverley Newman

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Eva Stokes

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Fiona MacCorquodale

Headteacher / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Manager for Staff Concerns

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Safeguarding Documents and Links

Policies

Contacts

Please find a list of relevant telephone numbers to contact if you wish to refer independently.

  • Police 101/999 (If urgent)
  • Islington Children’s Services Contact Team//Out of Hours 020 7527 7400/0992
  • Islington LADO (lado@islington.gov.uk) 020 7527 8066/8102
  • Islington Child Protection Advisors 020 7527 8101
  • Islington Principal Officer Safeguarding in Education 020 7527 5845/3747
  • Islington Police Child Abuse Investigation Team 020 8733 4286
  • Islington Safeguarding Children Board 020 7527 4209/4234
  • Islington Women’s Aid (Solace) 080 8802 5565
  • Domestic Violence National Helpline (24hours) 080 8200 247
  • Forced Marriage Unit 020 7008 0151
  • Karma Nirvana Honour Network Helpline 080 0599 9247
  • NSPCC 080 0800 500
  • Childline 080 0111 1
  • City Children’s Services Contact Team/Out of Hours 020 7332 3621/ 8356 2710
  • Camden Children’s Services Contact Team/Out of Hours 020 7974 6600/4444
  • Hackney Children & Young People’s AASWS/Out of Hours 020 8356 5500/2710
  • Harringey First Response Service 020 8489 4470/0000
  • Tower Hamlets CP and Reviewing 020 7364 5006/5006
  • Other council numbers can be found online

Multi-Agency Team Around the School

We work closely with multiple Government agencies and charities to ensure the safety of our pupils.

Keeping Children Safe from Extremism and Radicalisation

If you are concerned about keeping children safe from extremism and radicalisation then please read the following booklet, which has been produced by Islington Council and or the school.

Childline for Under 12s

Childline has launched a website aimed at children under the age of 12. This provides age appropriate content on topics including: bullying, family, friends, feelings, school, abuse and staying safe. It also includes games and therapeutic tools for young visitors to play and express how they are feeling. It will be promoted through the NSPCC's Speak out Stay safe programme in Prior Weston during November 2018.

Visit Childline Kids...

"The curriculum has a range of good enrichment opportunities, and pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is supported well"

- Ofsted, 2019