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Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment - key policies can be seen below.

Our Safeguarding team is Mrs Paula Mitchener (Head of School & DSL), Mrs Jennifer Mooney (Head of school & DSL) and Mrs Sharon Davern (Family Support Worker) and Mrs Abiola Oresanya (Safeguarding Director)

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN

If you are concerned about one of our children please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Officers at office@stchadsprimaryschool.com

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs P Mitchener or one of the team can be contacted on the above emails or on 0208 771 3470

Alternatively please contact the Croydon Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Croydon Safeguarding Children Partnership What to do if you're worried about a child - Croydon Safeguarding Children Partnership (croydonlcsb.org.uk)

If you suspect that a child or young person in Croydon may be being abused or neglected, it is vital you report your concerns so that this can be investigated.

Urgent child protection and safeguarding contact numbers

 If you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm, call 999

• For Urgent Action call the Single Point of Contact 0208 255 2888 – (same day intervention by a social worker)

• For Urgent Action out of Hours call 0208 726 6400 – this is the for the emergency social work service for urgent child protection matters that cannot wait until the next working day

A follow-up written submission will also be required

If you are seriously concerned about a child's immediate safety, dial 999.