Safeguarding

Eliot Bank School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Schools Federation recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure children receive early help and effective support, protection and justice. This policy applies to all staff, governors, professionals and volunteers working in the federation.

Our core safeguarding principals are:

  • All children have the right to be safeguarded from harm and exploitation whatever their race, religion, first language / ethnicity, gender / sexuality, age, health / disability and political / immigration status.
  • We recognise that all staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that child’s welfare is our paramount concern.
  • All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential and can only do so when they feel safe.
  • The needs of the child are paramount and should underpin all child protection work and resolve any conflict of interest.
  • All staff have an equal responsibility to identify children who may benefit from early help and to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm.
  • There is a culture of transparency, openness and, if needed, challenge concerning maintaining high standards in safeguarding.
    Pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support

For more information please read our Safeguarding Policy, which can be accessed using the link below. This policy applies to all staff, governors, professionals and volunteers working in the federation.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Katrina Walsh (Head of School)
Address: Eliot Bank School, Thorpewood Avenue, London, SE26 4BU
Tel: 020 8699 0586
email: info@eliotbank.lewisham.sch.uk

Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Lorriane McGuire (Deputy Head for Inclusion)
Address: Eliot Bank School, Thorpewood Avenue, London, SE26 4BU
Tel: 020 8699 0586
email: info@eliotbank.lewisham.sch.uk

Andrea Osmond (Deputy Head for Curriculum & Assessment)
Address: Eliot Bank School, Thorpewood Avenue, London, SE26 4BU
Tel: 020 8699 0586
email: info@eliotbank.lewisham.sch.uk

Lewisham Safeguarding Boards

The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) brings together all the main organisations who work with children and families in Lewisham, with the aim of ensuring that they work together effectively to keep children safe.

The overarching purpose of the Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) is to help and safeguard adults with care and support needs.