Safeguarding at Vicar's Green
Vicar's Green Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and protecting them from harm and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment including our Safeguarding policy.
Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when their are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that are our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carer first, unless we have reason to believe that such a discussion would be contrary to the child's welfare. Child protection is part of the safeguarding process and focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Child protection procedures detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
Ms Lydon is our Designated Safeguarding Lead. Email her or telephone on (020)8 997 6734. Mrs Basu Roy is our Assistant Safeguarding Lead and deputises as Designated Safeguarding Lead in Ms Lydon’s absence. The School Governor responsible for safeguarding is Mrs Mary Sergides.
What to do if you are worried about a child
If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed through abuse or neglect you should contact the local authority's Children and Families unit on (020) 8825 8000 (Ealing) and (020) 8937 4300 (Brent) or the Police on 999 in emergency situations. If you would like further information about keeping your child safe the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) has lots of advice and guidance: www.nspcc.co.uk
Complaints or Concerns about a Member of Staff
Complaints or concerns about a member of staff should be made directly to Mrs Basu Roy the Headteacher. Call or email the school and ask to speak to her directly on a safeguarding issue. The Headteacher will always take professional advice from the local authority on how to proceed with all allegations against staff. Any complaint or concern about the Headteacher should be made directly to the Chair of Governors, Mr Munir Ahmed. You can do this in writing, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the School Office and ask for a direct number.
Vicar's Green Primary School encourages parents and children to visit the CEOP( Child Exploitation & Online Protection) to build knowledge of how to stay safe online. This website has lots of fun activities which help children gain vital information on staying safe: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Keeping Healthy and Local Services
There is a Guide of Local Health Services for Young People below.