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Leaders ensure that pupils learn how to keep safe from risks that they might face. Topics in assemblies and tutor periods link directly with the well-planned personal, social, health and economic education programme. Pupils return to subjects as they make their way up the school to ensure that what they learn is age appropriate. OFSTED 2019 Report.

Mr D Taborda -

Assistant Principal:

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Welcome to our Safeguarding Information Section. We have a dedicated team of professionals who follow a Student-centred approach to contextual 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. All Staff receive annual Child Protection and safeguarding training in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requirements and have had training and briefings equating on average to 1 session per half-term on topics such as:

  • PREVENT Training.
  • Self-harm.
  • Suicidal Ideation.
  • Youth-Produced Sexual Imagery.
  • Gang Prevention.
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence.
  • Online Safety.
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour and OFSTED's Rapid Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges. 

We work very 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.

Teachers, Support Staff, Governors and Trustees receive regular and appropriate training in Safeguarding. OFSTED 2019 Report.

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 020 8496 2310.

To contact our Team, please call 020 8529 1853 extensions 239 or 245 or email: safe@chingfordfs.org.uk

The team will assist with referrals to social services, CAMHS and the school Counsellor and ensure that any Safeguarding concerns you may have are addressed appropriately and involve the relevant agencies and Staff. Please browse our sub-sections for further Safeguarding Information.