Safeguarding, Child Protection and Looked After Children

At Elmhurst we believe that everyone should be treated equally and accepted openly. Staff and Governors work towards ensuring that all aspects of school life are "fair" and "safe" for children, staff, parents/carers and the wider community.

We have a range of policies in place in school that are designed to achieve a fair, safe and harmonious environment. Policies provide guidance on the expected acceptable standards of behaviour of all staff, governors, children and adult visitors to our school.

Through raising awareness and regular review of incidents, we want try to ensure Elmhurst is a place where children and adults are safe from harm, know that staff have their welfare at heart and are willing to listen when they want to discuss a problem.

E-Safety is an area of Safeguarding that deals specifically with the acceptable behaviour needed to achieve a safe online community as well as teaching users of the internet, social media and connected devices what they should if they encounter difficulties.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jane Nash (AHT)

Designated Child Protection Officer: Jane Nash (AHT)

Deputy Safguarding Leads: Sukwinder Samra (HT), Nia Silverwood (DHT), Elizabeth Turner (AHT), Katherine Roberts (AHT), Katharine Young (AHT), Samira Islam (AHT), Clara Breakwell(AHT).

Designated Looked After Children (LAC) Lead: Jane Nash (AHT)

Governor for LAC and Safeguarding: Afia Chowdhury

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

New Vision Trust Safeguarding Policy 2021-22

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021