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Safeguarding Team

There are adults in the school who have special jobs of keeping children and adults safe.

Please talk to us if you have any worries or concerns

Child Protection Team

Rebecca Emeny
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mr Easter
James Easter
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mr Hall
Adam Hall
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Nick Warmoth
Senior Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead
Governor Deon Wilson
Deon Wilson
Designated Safeguarding Governor

Health and Safety

Rebecca Emeny
Head Teacher
Keith Coleman
Premises Manager

Online Safety

Andrew Wilkins
DT & Computing Teacher

Allegations against staff and whistleblowing

Rebecca Emeny
Head Teacher
Governor Deon Wilson
Deon Wilson
Chair of Governors

Contact Details for Local Children’s Services

If you are worried that a child is at risk of harm, please contact your local children’s services:

London Borough of Redbridge

London Borough of Newham – MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham – MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

London Borough of Havering – MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

Operation Encompass

Churchfields Junior School is signed up to Operation Encompass which enables the Police to contact Mrs Rebecca Emeny as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) by email to alert them of an incident of Domestic Abuse which has occurred within a family home. This is so we can support the needs of any child involved in an incident.

We Take the Welfare of Children Very Seriously

It is the duty of all staff to report to Mrs Rebecca Emeny the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) any concerns they have about the safety and welfare of any child.

 

The DSL can take advice from the Child Protection Advisory Team as required.  The school has a duty to refer information, but are not the investigators.  Records will be kept and children will be monitored if they are not referred.  Referral may take place at a later date if the DSL has collected further pieces of evidence that causes concern.

 

All staff have a professional responsibility to share information with other agencies in order to safeguard children. While every effort will be made to inform parents of a referral to the Child Protection Advisory Team, the safety and welfare of the child will always be the overriding consideration and parents may not always be informed.

Guidance on safeguarding check‐ins and well‐being support 

CP - Child Protection

What does this mean?

The child is on a Child Protection Plan with Local Authority Social Services.

 

What do the CJS safeguarding team do?

The child has a pastoral check‐in before each Core Group Meeting or as agreed as part of their plan.

CIN - Child in Need

What does this mean?

The child is on a Child in Need Plan with Local Authority Social Services.

 

What do the CJS safeguarding team do?

The child has a pastoral check‐in before each CIN Meeting or as agreed as part of their plan.

LAC - Looked after child

What does this mean?

The child is looked after by a Local Authority.

 

What do the CJS safeguarding team do?

The child has a check‐in before every PEP (Personal Education Plan) Meeting or as agreed as part of their plan.

Active Monitoring

What does this mean?

Children who are on CP/CIN/LAC Plans as above or School have concerns around a child but these concerns have not met threshold/do not currently meet threshold for a referral to Social Services.

 

What do the CJS safeguarding team do?

The class teacher is made aware and asked to be extra vigilant. A register of all children in this category is kept and shared with the Senior Leadership Team, Safeguarding Admin and Attendance Officer, so that information can be passed efficiently to the Senior Safeguarding Team. Check‐in’s may be arranged on an individual basis.

Monitored

What does this mean?

A concern regarding a child has come to the Senior Safeguarding Team and they have decided to monitor.

or

Information has been received from an outside agency i.e. Police, Health Authority and the Senior Safeguarding Team have decided to monitor or A referral has previously been made (either by school or by other) to Social Services and the case is now closed.

 

What do the CJS safeguarding team do?

A record is kept on CPOMS and this is checked if any further concerns are raised.

NB: Where a child has had a referral to Social Services they are checked in with the next school day and then termly over a period of 3 terms to give opportunities to talk about any worries or concerns they may have. These are informal check‐ins and the children are not asked any direct or leading questions. If no concerns are raised, then this changes to yearly check‐ins.

Well‐being Support

What does this mean?

Staff or parents inform the Designated Senior Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead if they are concerned about a child’s emotional well‐being.

 

What do the CJS safeguarding team do?

Referral to EWMHS or pastoral support check ins from Designated Senior Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead is agreed with parents.