Safeguarding

Holy Family Catholic School

& Sixth Form 

Safeguarding

 (September 2018)

HFCS

THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE SCHOOL

 

Holy Family Catholic School is a Catholic community embracing the clear Christian values of respect, service and justice.

We are a family of many cultures sharing one faith.

We exist to educate young people towards excellence in all dimensions of their lives, recognising the uniqueness of each and the equality of all.

 At Holy Family we are dedicated to keeping children safe at all times. We have a dedicated Safeguarding Team who will support students and families.

 

Safeguarding at Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form

Our Safeguarding procedures have been developed in accordance with the Keeping Children Safe in education 2018 statutory guidance for schools and colleges

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (the department) issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.

Our Safeguarding procedures are also supported with further guidance from the following legislation:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)
  • Information Sharing (2015)
  • What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (2016)
  • Children Act 1989
  • Children Act 2004
  • Education Act 2011
  • Children and Families Act 2014

 

Holy Family Catholic School fully recognises its responsibilities towards child protection and safeguarding children and that we have an active role in protecting our students from harm and promoting their welfare.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families/carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm, abuse and maltreatment. This is to ensure children up to the age of 18 years, grow up in a safe and effective environment.

Our safeguarding procedures apply to all adult staff on site, including temporary, supply and ancillary staff, paid and volunteers working with children including governors. All practitioners who work within Holy Family Catholic School will read and sign Part 1 & Annex A of the keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (2018) and the Child protection Policy.

Here at Holy Family Catholic School we have a team of specialized staff dedicated to safeguarding our students. All staff receives regular safeguarding training and are constantly informed of the most effective ways in which to safeguard our students. 

 The Holy Family Catholic School child protection policy is available on the website.

 

Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form

 Safeguarding Team

 

Vice Principal-Head of Upper School

Designated Safeguarding Lead

(Safeguarding Team)

 

Adele Klitou

Email: a.klitou@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk

 

Behaviour and Safeguarding Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

(Safeguarding Team)

 

Peter Akubuko

Email: p.akubuko@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk

 

Behaviour and Welfare Officer

(Safeguarding Team)

 

Natesha Gordon

Email: n.gordon@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk

 

Learning mentor

(Safeguarding Team)

 

Stephanie Sweeney

Email: s.sweeney@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk

 

Nominated Safeguarding Governor

(Safeguarding Team)

 

Adrian Anderson 

School Nurse

(Safeguarding Team)

 

Yvonne Maredza

Email: Yvonne.Maredza@nelft.nhs.uk

 

Local Authority Contacts

 

Single Point of Access (Previously First Response) Multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) Phone: 020 8496 2310 (Monday - Thursday 9am-5.15pm and Fri 9am-5pm) Mob: Tel: 020 8496 3000 (Out of Hours) Email: MASHrequests@walthamforest.gov.uk

 

Local Authority Designated Officer

(LADO)

Gill Nash

Email: LADO@walthamforest.gov.uk

Email: Gillian.Nash@walthamforest.gov.uk

 

 

Child Protection Policy 

SHARP

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Our details...
Walthamstow House Site

Years 7,8, 12 and 13.

1 Shernhall Street London E17 3EA

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 0482

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs Lazarus or Mrs Thorogood

office@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk

Wiseman House Site

Years 9,10 and 11.

34 Shernhall Street London E17 9RT

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 3587

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs McGeehan or Mrs Pike.

office@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk