Blanche Nevile School is committed to providing an environment where all children are safeguarded and are enabled to tell or communicate if they are being harmed in some way.
Section 175 of the Education Act 2011 places a duty upon all schools to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children. Working Together to Safeguard children 2018, the London Safeguarding Children Procedures (updated Oct 2022), and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, provide a framework for enabling the school to fulfil its statutory duties effectively and efficiently in the best interests of children.
All school staff, volunteers and adults working on site have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and must be aware of and fully conversant with the school’s safeguarding policy. It is neither the role nor responsibility of those working with children in the school to assess, diagnose or investigate whether a child is at risk of, or suffering harm or abuse.
It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of the need to report any concerns about a child to the Designated Member of Staff as a matter of priority, or to one of the Deputy Designated Members of Staff in their absence.
Blanche Nevile School follows Haringey’s policy on Recruitment and Safer Recruitment.
The school’s Safeguarding Policy, which includes our Prevent Duty, is on our Policies page and available through the link below:
Please click here to download our Safeguarding policy.
All members of staff at Blanche Nevile School have read the statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2023 and signed to state that they have read and understood the contents.
If any of the school community has a concern about a child’s wellbeing, please speak immediately with a member of the Safeguarding team.
In the first instance, this should be the school’s Designated Child Protection leads:
To view all the Safeguarding leads, please see the link below:
For further information on safeguarding children, please visit the Haringey Safeguarding Children Partnership’s website:
If you would like more information about Keeping Children Safe in Education, please see the link to the Department for Education below:
If you would like to learn more about safe use of the internet, please see our E-Safety Page and read this slideshow below:
If you would like to learn more about managing medication for your children at school, please see below:
Please click here to read the ‘obligations of schools under the Prevent duty’ PDF dated June 2015. This document is part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.