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What is Safeguarding?

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. 

What is Child Protection?

What is Child Protection?

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

In England, the Department for Education is the government sector responsible for all child protection policy. On a local level, local safeguarding partners such as the police, the local authority and designated safeguarding groups are in charge of managing any complaints or issues and ensuring that the principles of the Children Act are upheld.

Safeguarding at Thomas's

At Thomas's we work to our values to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.

 

School Safeguarding Teams
Contact Information and Policy
  • Thomas's Battersea
  • Thomas's Clapham
  • Thomas's Fulham
  • Thomas's Kensington
  • Thomas's Kindergarten
  • Thomas's Putney Vale
  • Other Resources

Thomas's Battersea Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Beth Newman

Email: [email protected]

Telephone number: 020 7978 0900

Telephone number (out of school hours or term term): 020 7978 0622

 

Thomas's Clapham Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Kirsty Whitwood

Email: [email protected]

Telephone number: 020 7326 9300

Telephone number (out of school hours or term term): 020 326 9321

 

Thomas's Fulham Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lee Walters

Email: [email protected]  

Telephone number: 020 7752 8200

Telephone number (out of school hours or term term):  020 7751 8218

 

Thomas's Kensington Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Shazia Chand

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone number: 020 7361 6500 (Prep) / 020 7937 0583 (Lower)

Telephone number (out of school hours or term term):  0207 361 6518

 

Thomas's Kindergarten Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lucy Lee

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone number: 020 7738 0400

 

Thomas's Putney Vale Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Martha Burn

Email: [email protected]  

Telephone number: 020 7978 0901

Telephone number (out of school hours or term term):  020 7978 0919

 

For Parents and Students:

Who do I contact if I need help?

 Who do I contact if I am worried about the mental wellbeing of my child?

Useful international resources

If you have a concern about a child

If a child is in immediate danger, call 999. The Police will assess the situation and take the appropriate action to protect the child.

If the child is not at immediate risk, contact your local child protection services. Their contact details can be found on the website for the local authority the child lives in.

Many people worry, “What if I am wrong?” but if we take a child-centred approach to safeguarding, we should all be asking, “What if I am right?” By raising a concern, you could be protecting not just one child but future children. Whenever you are worried, whether it’s a big or little worry, always tell someone who can help.

 

 

If you have a concern about a child