Child Protection and Safeguarding

We follow rigorous guidelines and procedures to ensure the safety of all children (Health & Safety, Child Protection and Risk Assessments). All staff have an up to date and enhanced DBS checks. All visitors are required to prove their identity and are accompanied during their visit. Amy Sivadasan (Deputy Head) is the designated teacher for Child Protection and maintains an up-to-date knowledge of legislation and child protection procedures. All staff are given training to raise awareness of safeguarding issues. The school is on a safe site, with restricted access via a buzzer system that is operated by the office staff.

Should anyone have concerns over a child’s safety, it is their responsibility to inform the designated teacher immediately. All concerns are taken seriously and confidentially on a need to know basis.

Key Information for Safeguarding at Avanti Court Primary School

The Designated Looked After Teacher for Looked After Pupils is Mrs Amy Sivadasan

Encompass

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Metropolitan Police Service. This project is known as Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass is the notification to schools that a child (under 18) has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident. Children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when this is the case and the information received will be used to make sure the right support is available for children and their families. This will ordinarily be done by the start of the next school day.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a specially trained member of the school staff, known as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), is informed. The DSL can then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to ensure the wellbeing of the child.

The school will be able to make provisions or adjustments to assist for any difficulties experienced by the child, or the families involved.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

The DSL for Avanti Court Primary is Mrs Amy Sivadasan