Carshalton High School for Girls is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our students in school and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse, where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. We have a Safeguarding Policy and robust procedures in place. The Safeguarding Policy can be viewed under the 'Featured Content' section on this page, and also under the our About Usl/Policies section of this website. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and Governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm - safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment - and that we all feel safe in our environment.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student's welfare. Where possible, we will ensure that concerns about our students are discussed with their parents first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student's welfare.
If your child is ever concerned about safety or wellbeing or about a friend, they should talk to one of the school's Safeguarding Team.
The team consists of Miss Holmes – who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Newman (Years 7 and 8) and Mrs Warren (Years 9 -11) in Student Support who are Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads,
You can contact these staff members on the main school number: 020 8647 8294. Please state that you are ringing about a safeguarding matter.
As part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding we have taken the opportunity to join the Operation Encompass scheme which is led by the Met Police.
Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child in school.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the schools safeguarding team is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident. This means that the school can ensure that the child is provided with supported if required whilst they are in school.
For more information see www.operationencompass.org
The Sharp system is an online reporting system used across the Girls' Learning Trust (GLT). The system enables students to leave a message for the Safeguarding Team if they are worried for themselves or a friend. These messages can then be collected and reviewed by the team and appropriate action taken.
The site also has links to other support for students to access for support out of school and during the school holidays.
Designated Staff for Child Protection
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