Please see below to view our Safeguarding Policy.

Holy Family Safeguarding Policy 

Out of Hours / School Holiday Safeguarding Contact Number: 07442431234

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 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 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


Safeguarding team role contact details
Jason Gharu

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Headteacher -Head of Upper School
Martina Gaynor

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Assistant    Headteacher
Jose Fidegnon

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Assistant    Headteacher 

Lauren Hall

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Associate Headteacher for Safeguarding & HSB
June Thomas

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Alternate Provision Manager
Fiona Wilbraham

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Associate Headteacher

Sixth Form
Sarah Jane St Aimie

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Head of Year
Vanessa Osei

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Head of Year
Ben Sayer

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  Head of Year
Ed Graefe

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Head of Year
Shivani Belgrave

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  Head of Year
Tommy Freeman

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Head of Year
Terry Wheeler

Nominated Safeguarding Governor


Dilys Defontaine

School Nurse​ 


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 Friday 9am-5pm) Mob: Tel: 020 8496 3000 (Out of Hours) Email:

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Chloe Pettigrew - 


For help and advice for families in a digital world please click here.

We work closely with National Online Safety to create a safer online world for our students, to find out more click here.

Following National Online Safety week, here is advice for parents to identify any concerning behaviours in their children and offers support for monitoring online activity, specifically around radicalisation:

ACT Early