Summary of Child Protection Information
Chessington Community College is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted in our care.
Our school will support all children by:
- Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
- Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
- Effectively tackling bullying and harassment
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.
At Chessington, in order to protect our children, we aim to:
- Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
- Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
- Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following staff members as quickly as possible
Ms S Wilson (Deputy Head Teacher)
Mr A Ali (Head Teacher)
Mrs C Mead (Social, Mental and Emotional Health Support Co-ordinator)
If you are unable to locate any of the above staff, please ask for a Safeguarding Incident/ Concern Form which can be obtained from the school office, complete this and leave for the attention of one of the above named staff who will follow up your concerns as soon as possible.
Everyone working with our children their parents and carers should be aware that:
- Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse
- They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
- They should involve the Designated Senior Person (DSP) immediately
- If the DSP or Principal are not available contact the office and following procedures above
- Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time
If anything worries you or concerns you, report it straight away