Curwen Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We believe that:
- All children have the right to be protected from harm;
- Children need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
- Children need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
- All children have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
- All children must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
- All children have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child will achieve better educationally;
- Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, radicalisation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
- All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.
Safeguarding is defined as
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
Curwen Primary school will fulfil their local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:
- Working together to safeguard children (DfE July 2018)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (DfE Sept 2022)
- The Procedures of Newham Safeguarding Children Board
- The Children Act 2004
- The Education Act 2002 s175 / s157
- Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools: Departmental Advice (DfE 2016)
Our Safeguarding polices can be found here.
Please click here to see the TTLT Safeguarding policy
Mandy Sandhu Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection
Tyrone Cameron Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral Team Lead
Kate Mansfield Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Claire Twatchman Family and Behaviour Support Worker/Triple P tutor
Pearl O'Hanlon Family and Behaviour Support Worker
Rory Cullen Forest School Lead and Pastoral Support
Curwen Primary School is now working as part of the Operation Encompass project to safeguard our children. Read more about the project here: http://www.operationencompass.org/
Free online safety course for Parents/Carers
Online safety in schools is of paramount importance. As the online world evolves, so do the online risks facing children.
Parents and carers play a pivotal part in keeping their children safe online. Online risks do not start and stop at the school gates, and encouraging and supporting parents to become involved in their child’s online safety at home will ensure they are receiving the most complete protection they possibly can.
In the ongoing partnership with parents and school, we are offering you the opportunity to complete a free online safety course.
Please set yourself up via the link below (account type 'parent') and get started!
child sexual exploitation Awareness
At Curwen we have an internet filtering system which protects our children; this is managed by an organisation called the London Grid For Learning.
Below you may find some useful websites which will help you gain a better understanding of protecting your children at home and school.