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Safeguarding

At Forestdale Primary School the safety and welfare of our children is paramount.

Because of the day-to-day contact with children, our staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. All adults working in the school must protect children from harm and abuse, including Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Radicalisation/Extremism (Prevent Duty) and be aware that any pupil may be at risk of harm or abuse.

We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils under the Education Act 2011 and Children Act 1989 through identifying any child welfare concerns and taking action to address them in partnership with families and other agencies where appropriate.

All staff at Forestdale Primary School have enhanced DBS status and are first aid trained. All new staff are recruited under our "Safer Recruitment" policy and procedures.

If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child either in or out of school please talk to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads, listed below. In emergencies contact the police for advice.

If there are any concerns about your child's safety a referral may be made to agencies who can provide help; you will be kept closely involved in this process, unless it is deemed unsafe to do so.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Ms Esparon
  • Mrs Aburrow
  • Mrs Hart
  • Mrs Ewin
  • Mrs Hagreen
  • Miss Willis
  • Miss Rudling
  • Mrs Stremes

If you have any concerns about a child’s welfare, please contact us in person, on 020 8657 0924 or safeguarding@forestdale.croydon.sch.uk

Useful Links

NSPCC Helplines - 24/7 help, advice and support.

ChildLine - This website has information and support on a whole range of issues, alongside their supportline. Call 0800 1111.

SupportLine- SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

FRANK – Friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Educate Against Hate –This website gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

Female Genital Mutilation: Help and Advice Get advice on how to stop female genital mutilation (FGM), or get help if you’re a victim.

Information and guidance on online safety

Thinkuknow - E-Safety advice divided up by age range.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children.

Digizen.org – The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is.

Chatdanger - Information about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.

Kidsmart - Information on a variety of online resources to help keep children safe online.

Childnet - Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children. Information and guidance on bullying

kidscape preventing bullying, protecting children Kidscape - Provides helpful advice and information to prevent and tackle bullying.

Anti Bullying Ambassadors- Here you will find advice/support for a variety of bullying issues.

Bullying UK- Provides help and reliable information on a variety of bullying issues.