The aim of St Paul’s is to safeguard and promote children’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.
The children’s welfare is of paramount importance.
In order to protect and support children there will be an emphasis on:
- Prevention through a positive and open atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to students
- Protection through following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are appropriately recruited, trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns
- Support for children who may have been abused
The overarching safeguarding message must be to maintain an attitude of “it could happen here”.
Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership
All Local Authorities have a partnership between three main agencies:
- Local Authority (Education and Social Services)
These organisations work together supporting children and families.
The Barnet Partnership has a really helpful website that offers a wide range of services and resources to support children, families and professionals:
At St Paul's there is a Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) and a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (DDSL) who are responsible for ensuring that child protection and safeguarding concerns are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways which support the needs of the child.
Harriet Jones, Head of School
Anthony David, Executive Headteacher
Peachey David, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion
If you would like any more information or would like to speak with either the DSL or DDSL, please contact Mrs Crawley in the school office on 020 8959 3412.
All staff have read and comply with the updates on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and the Covid 19 update 2021. As a UNICEF school it is our duty to ensure that the children in our care are safe both inside and outside of school.