Sheringham Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding describes the actions taken to promote the welfare and development of children and protect them from harm, abuse or maltreatment. Child Protection is also a part of safeguarding and refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. Staff, volunteers, pupils and governors at Sheringham Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. Through our curriculum, we teach children to stay safe and happy. We endorse the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and encourage children to share their concerns with a trusted adult. Robust safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff. This means that all concerns are passed through trained designated members of staff responsible for safeguarding and child protection.
We have safer recruitment procedures in place, to help ensure that all staff working at school share this commitment.
Safeguard Software - Link for staff to log concerns
If you think a child is in immediate danger, don't delay! Call the Police on 999, or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.I
If you are a child who is worried about yourself or someone else call Childline on 0800 11 11
Click here to view Keeping Children Safe in Education, statutory guidance
Click here to view London child protection procedures
Click here to view the Working Together to Safeguard Children
Click here to view Sheringham’s Safeguarding policy
Click here to view Sheringham’s Online Safety policy
- Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr J Gritten (Deputy Head Teacher)
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Ms L Snellgrove, Ms C Lewis, Mr A Chowdhury, Ms S Begum
- Safeguarding Governor – Ms G Watt
- LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) - Nick Pratt
If you have any questions about Safeguarding, or would like to report a safeguarding concern, please speak to one of the key school contacts listed above, you can contact them via our school office number 020 8478 4244 or alternatively, you can speak to Newham Children's social care on: 020 3734600
Useful website links
From learning in class to playing games at home, children are doing more on the internet than ever before - and it's a wonderful place.
However, just as in 'real life', it's important to make sure your child is staying safe online.
At Sheringham, we teach children about online bullying, communicating safely, and a whole host of other (constantly evolving) themes to help our children stay safe online. Online safety is taught in every Computing unit.
We run online safety workshops for parents and children, which aim to give parents the tools to help their children stay safe online. We invite parents to work alongside their children during these workshops, because research shows that children are safer if they share what they are doing online with their parents.
We recommend that parents visit the Internet Matters website, which contains information about the latest issues in online safety, how to support your child if they are having difficulties and provides practical guidance (for example about setting up broadband filters).