We at Charville are a diverse and multi-cultural educational setting. We strive for all of our pupils to be safe, secure, independent, caring and life-long learners. Safeguarding processes are rigorously embedded throughout the school and there is a culture of safeguarding for all.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Nicola Kelly (Head Teacher). Our Deputy DSLs are Julietta Dunmall (Acting Deputy Head Teacher), Louise Innes (Acting Deputy Head Teacher) and Lorraine Newbey (Assistant Head Teacher). The governor responsible for Safeguarding is Karen Hewitt.
All staff are trained in safeguarding when they join the school and this training is updated annually or sooner if necessary. The training ensures staff are aware of the signs to look out for if a child may be being abused. It also informs them how to deal with the situation and report it appropriately. Similarly, children are reminded that they can share information with staff who will always be there to listen and support them.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which is attached below.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. We work closely with Hillingdon Children’s Services.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and staff have received training in this as well.
Staff are able to recognise factors that may indicate that a child is at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).