At Shaftesbury Primary School we have a culture of vigilance in Safeguarding children. We respect and value all children and are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at Shaftesbury Primary School. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all who access the school and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.
If you are concerned about your child, or another child please speak to our dedicated Child Protection team in school. Ms Hussain is the Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL), Ms Begum, Ms Strutt, Mr Turner, Mr Hadlow are the Deputy Child Protection Officers and Ms Patel is our Family Support Worker. You can ask our school reception to request to see one of the DSLs.
Please have a look at the document below to find the statutory guidance for safeguarding children in education. You will also find a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
If you have safeguarding concerns about a pupil or adult, please contact the MASH team
(Newham Social Services) or the NSPCC.
Newham MASH team:
If you want to speak to anyone to make an anonymous request, call on:
- 020 3373 4600 during office hours (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.15pm or Friday 9am to 5.00pm)
- 020 8430 2000 at any other time.
You can use this link below to make a request online:
You should explain exactly what you have seen or been told. If you can, you should write down dates, injuries you have seen and/ or the exact words you have heard.
Contact the NSPCC helpline:
If you are worried about a child, even if you are unsure, contact their professional counsellors for help, advice or support.
You can call or email them on: 0808 800 5000
If you are a child and need support, you can contact Childline about anything, whatever you're worried about.
Childline have very friendly people you can talk to, they will listen to you.
You can call Childline on: 0800 1111