Safeguarding

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 2021, the London Child Protection Procedures (updated Sept 2021), and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021, 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’ 2021 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:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Leads 2022

For further information on safeguarding children, please visit the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board’s website:

Please click here

If you would like more information about Keeping Children Safe in Education, please see the link to the Department for Education below:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

If you would like to learn more about safe use of the internet, please see our E-Safety Page and read this slideshow below:

E-Safety Presentation

If you would like to learn more about managing medication for your children at school, please see below:

Management of Medications Information

Prevent Duty

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.

Further information:

Multi-agency statutory guidance on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Multi-Agency Statutory Guidance for Dealing with Forced Marriage 

Violence Against Women and Girls 

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Safeguarding and child protection information for visitors