Downe Manor Primary School

Downe Manor, where everybody has the opportunity to be inspired to reach their full potential through memorable learning experiences

Safeguarding

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to. We maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.

The school has a comprehensive policy so that we can provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.

If anyone has any concerns regarding the safeguarding and well-being of children at our school these should be brought to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is Ms Sharon Kearns. 

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

  • Mrs Tara Holland(Deputy Head and Inclusion Lead)
  • Mrs Janine Jimmy(Assistant Head teacher)
  • Mrs Cheryl Williams(Senior Leader)
  • Ms Gurdish Sidhu (Assistant Head teacher, currently on maternity leave)

All members of staff within the school have completed all the relevant Child Protection training.

Further details and information is contained within our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy available on our policies page

If you have a concern about a child outside of school or feel unable to talk to a DSL at school, then you should contact Children’s Services at Ealing Council or the Hillingdon depending on where the child resides. Anyone can contact Children’s Services if they are worried that a child may be at risk.

Each council’s children’s services are told about cases of possible abuse or neglect by professionals and members of the public. They also hear from parents needing support, other family members concerned about a child’s welfare and sometimes children themselves.  They can help with any queries you may have about support for children in your borough. Regardless of who contacts them, they take the information seriously.

If you have a concern about a child or young person who lives in Ealing, you can contact Ealing Council on:

Tel: 020 8825 8000

children@ealing.gov.uk

Walk-in: Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing. W5 2HL

Further details can be found on this website:
Ealing Child Protection Webpage 

For concerns related to children and young people in Hillingdon please contact Hillingdon Children Services on:

Tel 01895 556006

Walk-in: Hillingdon Council
Civic Centre
High Street 
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW

Out of hours service: 020 8863 5250.

Further details can be found on this website:

Hillingdon Children's Services  

NSPCC

You can also report concerns about any child to the NSPCC directly and anonymously if you wish.  Their telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm or 9am – 6pm at the weekends. You can contact them online or by email 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Tel 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Web: NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Webpage 

 

If you have an immediate concern for the well-being of a child or young person, call the police on 999.