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Safeguarding

The health, safety and well-being of our students remain our top priority at Chingford Foundation School. All staff and governors share our commitment to the safeguarding of our students, throughout Child Protection, Health Care Plans, Health and Safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work, promoting positive mental health and so much more.

Understanding of this is promoted through training strands of the statutory guidance being woven into policy documents which underpin all that staff do.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance states that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome.

All staff are trained in Child Protection, and students are made aware of staff to speak to with any concerns. The school has a Mental Health Key Worker from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service within North East London Foundation Trust (NHS) who is in school for one full day each week.

All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding training and the school works closely with a range of external services to support students at risk of harm and those in need of support. It is our aim to work in close partnership with parents and carers to support every student to achieve their full potential, make positive contributions and feel happy, safe and secure in their environment.

Students can access a range of support and resources through our Wellbeing Zone.

If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on. You can do this directly by phoning the Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH) on 02084962310.

 The Child Protection Team

Designated Safeguard Lead: Mr N Taylor

Deputy DSL (Mental Health and Wellbeing): Mrs K Hall

Deputy DSL (Training and Risk Assessment): Mr D Taborda

Assistant Safeguarding Leads:

Ms E Heaton

Mr C Millan

Ms D Goodman

Mr C Westwood

Ms K Adams

Ms L Wilson

Ms L Brown

To contact the team:

Call 020 8529 1853 extensions 239 or 245 or email: safe@chingford.waltham.sch.uk

The team will assist with referrals to social services, CAMHS and the school counsellor. There is also a Peer Listening Service where students can access peer support.