Sheringham Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children 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 promote 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 and comprehensive training, 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 the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
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
Click here for information about Operation Encompass
- Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Gritten
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Ms Holmes, Ms Lewis, Mr Chowdhury, Ms Begum, Ms Seamons
- Safeguarding Governor – Ms Watt
To speak to a member of the Safeguarding team call 020 8478 4244
Newham Children's social care: 020 3734600
Newham LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer), Nick Pratt: 0203 373 3803
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.
The following sites and fact sheets give practical advice and support on how your child can keep safe online.
Talking to your child about online safety
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) This site gives advice if you are worried about online abuse, including online sexual abuse.
Think you know - for more age related advice on protecting children from online sexual abuse
- What parents/carers need to know about ipads
- Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
- watching online videos
- Be kind
- Fake news
- Online gaming to gambling
- Social Media safety tips
- Starting a conversation on Online safety