Keeping your child safe
Educare Small School acknowledges its responsibility to ensure that all adults looking after children or who have unsupervised access to them are suitable to do so and are aware of their responsibility towards children’s safety and wellbeing. All staff, trustees and regular volunteers have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check and are made aware of their responsibilities during their induction period and ongoing professional development.
The key safeguarding contacts in the school are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead [DSL]: Miriam Lopez
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Chantell Frost
Chair of Trustees: Dr J Gravett
Designated Trustee for Safeguarding and Child Protection: Elizabeth Steinthal
If you are worried about a child (Safeguarding) contact Achieving for Children's Single Point of Access for Kingston and Richmond (Monday to Friday 020 8547 5008 and 020 8547 5008 out of hours) to request support, or to report a concern about a child or young person.
If you have reason to believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police on 999.
Whilst exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, much ICT, particularly web-based resources, are not consistently policed. All users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these internet technologies. Educare Small School understands the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-safety issues, teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies.
Please find below a range of websites to enable you to help your child use the internet safely.
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety provides: sexting advice, online safety, education for a connect world framework
Childnet Non-profit organisation working to make the internet a safer place for children. Contains a practical guide to setting up parental controls
Net Aware Run in partnership with O2, Net Aware offers useful information about each social network, including the age guidance for users
ChildLine is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people up to 18 in the UK
Educare Small School does not tolerate any form of bullying from children towards other children or from adults towards children or other adults. We aim to provide a safe and happy environment where it is made clear that bullying behaviour is not acceptable.
Department for Education
Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018)
Click here to see Educare Small School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy