At Avanti House, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure students receive effective support, protection, and justice.

Please click here to see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Our Safeguarding Team

  • Mr Remi Moynihan – Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding (DSL), [email protected]
  • Ms Paula Soiza, Deputy DSL
  • Ms Sajana Kabaria, SSC Member for Safeguarding
  • Aurora Reid- Designated Safeguarding Lead Avanti Schools Trust [email protected]

Additional Contacts:

  • Social Care & Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: ‘Golden Number’: 0208 901 2690 Emergency Duty Team: 020 8424 0999 weekends, bank holidays and between 5pm-9am during the week: 020 8901 2690
  • Police: 101 or for immediate emergency: 999
  • A mandatory reporting duty for FGM requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report known cases of FGM in under 18-year-olds to the police. FGM: Police on 101
  • Local Authority Designated Officer for Allegations against staff (LADO): Initial referrals via MASH/Golden Number above. For ongoing cases:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is a command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP work to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through National Crime Agency led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. They offer advice to parents and carers.

If you are concerned about your child’s activities online, you can contact CEOP here.

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the link above.

For immediate concerns please call 0191 421 2244 or 0191 607 8063


The Avanti Schools Trust Policy can be found here

Whistleblowing Advice Line: The NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line is available 8am-10pm Monday to Friday and 9am-6pm at the weekend. However, you can email [email protected] at any time. It’s free and you don’t have to say who you are. If you think a child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999 straight away.

Call 0800 028 0285

Email [email protected]

More Information can be found here