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Chingford Foundation School



Safeguarding Statement

All staff employed by the school are required to read and understand Part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education, (current edition). Understanding is promoted through formal and informal training and through strands of this statutory guidance being woven into policy documents which underpin the work of staff and which are available to them at all times electronically in Fronter and in hard copy in the school staffroom.

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

Safeguarding includes 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. Recently the government has recognised the vital part that schools can play within the ‘Prevent’ agenda and staff have undertaken training on anti-radicalisation and extremism. Other recent specific training for Child Protection team members has included training about female genital mutilation and two members of the team have the Mental Health First Aid qualification. 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. This is all part of safeguarding.

The Child Protection team consists of:

Mr N Taylor (extension 249)

Mrs K Hall (extension 239)

Mr D Taborda (extension 233)

Ms E Heaton (extension 244)

Mrs S Goldstone (extension 245)

Mr C Millan (extension 250)

Ms D Goodman (extension 404)

Mr C Westwood (extension 282)

Ms K Adams (extension 253)

Ms P Daniels (extension 406)

Ms L Brown (extension 401)

Ms L Wilson (extension 242)

The school has a suite of Safeguarding policies.  These are:

  • Attendance
  • Banning Parents/Carers from School Sites
  • British Values
  • Children in Care
  • Child Protection
  • Disability Equality
  • Eating Disorders
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Equality Duty Statement
  • Extremism and Anti-Radicalisation
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Forced Marriage
  • Gender Equality
  • ICT Acceptable User
  • Lettings
  • One to One Working
  • Policy statement on Extremism and Anti-radicalisation of students
  • Positive Student Behaviour
  • Students’ Confidentiality Policy
  • Race Equality
  • Safeguarding
  • Safeguarding – Guidance for Work Experience Providers
  • School Visits
  • Student Mental Health Policy
  • Substance Misuse
  • Support for Pupils with Medical Needs
  • Use of Reasonable Force

 These policies are reviewed regularly.

All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school, although they also understand that they have a duty to report safeguarding concerns themselves if no member of the team is available. The school works closely with a range of external services to support pupils at risk of significant harm and those who need support in less critical circumstances over a period of time in order to thrive. These agencies include Children’s Social Care, Police, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 722 Drug Dependency, hospitals and family GPs, although this list isn’t exhaustive.


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  0208 496  2310.