Safeguarding and Child Protection
Here at De Lucy, we 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 and adults feel respected and valued.
We maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned and promote a culture of openness where children and adults are able to talk and are listened to.
The school also supports pupils in their understanding of staying safe when using new technology (in accordance with the DfE guidance published in June 2019 ‘Teaching online safety in schools’).
Pupils are supported in their understanding of personal safety through the broad curricular offer and the PSHE curriculum, including Relationships Education.
We believe that:
- Children have a right to feel secure and cannot learn effectively unless they do.
- All children have a right to be protected from harm.
- All staff, volunteers and governors have a key role in prevention of harm and an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm, either in the school or in the community, taking into account contextual safeguarding, in accordance with the guidance.
- We acknowledge that working in partnership with other agencies protects children and reduces risk and so we will engage in partnership working throughout the child protection process to safeguard children.
- Whilst the school will work openly with parents and carers as far as possible, it reserves the right to contact Children’s Social Care or the police, without notifying parents if this is believed to be in the child’s best interests.
Our Safeguarding Team
Our Safeguarding Leads are:
- Mrs Lodge - Headteacher
- Mrs Richardson – Deputy Headteacher
- Mrs Bryan - Assistant Headteacher
They can be contacted by phoning the school on 0208 310 5290 or can be found on the school playground at the beginning and end of the school day.
Report child abuse - Contact details
Anyone who is concerned about a child's safety or wellbeing can contact the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Children's Services team.
You can call during working hours or out of hours using one of the following numbers:
Referral team (office hours): 020 8921 3172
Emergency duty team (out of office hours only): 020 8854 8888.
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, you should always call the police on 999.
Updated 27th July 2023