At Krishna Avanti Primary School, Harrow, we recognise the contribution it can make to protect children and support our pupils. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and the school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership Board procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

Please Click Here to see our latest Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Our safeguarding team:

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child, please contact a member of the safeguarding team:

Key local contacts for safeguarding children

  • Social Care & Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) ‘Golden Number’: 020 8901 2690
  • Emergency Duty Team: weekends, bank holidays, and between 5 pm-9 am during the week Police 101 or for immediate emergency: 999 FGM – Mandatory reporting
  • Police on 101
  • Local Authority Designated Officer for Allegations against Staff (LADO) Initial referrals via MASH/Golden Number above. (For on-going cases: 020 8736 6435)
  • Children and Young People with Disabilities 0-25 years 020 8051 8381
  • Local multi-agency procedures (& links to Pan London procedures), guidance, and Training: 020 8901 2690

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools when a child or young person has experienced or witness domestic abuse, gone missing, or has an Adverse Childhood Experiences.

As a school, we ensure that a member of our staff (Designated Safeguarding Lead) has been trained in Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to use the information which has been shared, in confidence, to support the child(ren) in our care.

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience or witness domestic abuse as victims in their own right. We are keen to offer the best support to all our students and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is a command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP works 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 8 am-10 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am-6 pm 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