Safeguarding and Well being

Safeguarding

At Torridon Primary School we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of all pupils in our charge. We are committed to practice that protects children from harm.  Torridon Primary School staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ as far as safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the interest of the child.

We know that schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. We have regular contact with children and young people so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.

We safeguard children by…

  • creating safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
  • ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don’t pose a risk to children
  • making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
  • teaching children and young people about staying safe
  • maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry/problem.

At Torridon Primary School, we explicitly teach pupils about safeguarding themselves in and outside of school, including online, through a broad and balanced curriculum.  We establish and maintain a culture in which children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.

Please click on the link to read our Safeguarding policy Safeguarding Policy September 2021

Safeguarding and Child Protection Structure at Torridon Primary School

Headteacher Manda George

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead Manda George
Deputy Safeguarding Lead(s) Claire Eastwood, Lena Pennacchia
Safeguarding Officers Richard Newsome, Claudia Roe, Sai Satyadeva, Carol Powell, Anne Marie Chamberlain 
Designated Governor for Child Protection Margaret Brightman

Well-being

We believe passionately believe that children can only reach their full potential if they are ready to learn. We have a fantastic pastoral and well being lead – Carol Powell – who works with individual children or groups of children to support their mental health and well-being.  

Here are some telephone numbers that you might find useful:

Organisation Telephone Website
Age UK 0800 169 6565 https://www.ageuk.org.uk/
CEOP
For advice on making a report about online abuse
0870 000 3344 https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Childline 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/
Children First Lewisham
Help to support children and young people whose health, education or social needs are special
0207 138 1100 https://www.childrenfirstlewisham.org.uk/
Contact a Family
Information, advice and support to families caring for children & young people with disabilities / additional needs
020 7608 8700 https://www.sendirect.org.uk/providers/contact-a-family/my-services/contact-a-family-lewisham/
Disabled Parents Network (DPN) Provide support, information and advice to disabled parents and their families 0300 3300 639 h ttp://disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk/
Domestic Violence Hotline 0808 200 0247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
Internet matters
Support for parents/carers to keep their children safe online
020 7402 5004 https://www.internetmatters.org/
La Leche League
For mums struggling to get formula milk)
0345 1202918 https://www.laleche.org.uk/supportgroup/la-leche-league-east-london/
Lewisham MASH team
To report concerns to Lewisham Social care
0208 314 6660 https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/socialcare/children

/keeping-children-safe/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub

Mind 0300 123 3393 https://www.mind.org.uk/
NSPCC
Help for adults concerned about a child
0808 800 5000 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
PACE
One-to-one telephone support for parents whose children are being groomed or sexually exploited, or for those who are concerned their child is at risk
0113 240 3040 https://paceuk.info/
Police 999 (emergencies)

101 (non-emergencies & advice)

https://www.met.police.uk/
Samaritans 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/
SENDIASS Lewisham
Independent advice on all matters relating to SEND
0203 319 2163 https://www.kids.org.uk/lewisham-sendiass
Shout
24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help
Text 85258 https://www.giveusashout.org/
SIGNAL
Support, Information, Guidance & News for Autism in Lewisham
07946 632477 http://signalfamilysupport.org/
UK Safer Internet Centre
To report and remove harmful online content
0344 800 2382 https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Young Minds
Parents Helpline
0808 802 5544 https://youngminds.org.uk/