At Eastbrook we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment.
We are committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We have robust policies in place for ensuring the wellbeing of our children. These policies underpin our practice and every single member of staff in our school shares the values contained within. They can be found on the policies page on this site.
Any concerns about children are reported to the trained Designated Safeguarding Leads and procedures are followed in line with Local Authority policies and procedures, and with Government Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023)’ and ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)’. Any information is shared in compliance with Information Sharing guidance (2018) and in line with the Data Protection Act (2018).
Eastbrook School aims to:
- Appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.
- All staff are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding.
- Staff are properly trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment.
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
- Safeguarding and child protection is everyone’s responsibility.
ALL STAFF MUST BE AWARE OF:
Our systems which support safeguarding, including this child protection and safeguarding policy, the role and identity of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The Designated Safeguarding Leads
The DSL is a member of the senior leadership team. The DSL for Eastbrook School is Denise Parker Skinner.
During term time, the DSL and DSLs will be available during school hours for staff to discuss any safeguarding concerns.
If the DSL’s and Deputy DSL’s are not available, Jamie Gibson, Head Teacher of Secondary, Evan Hollows, Head Teacher of Primary, will be available to support.
Tell the DSL or DDSL as soon as possible.
Students can also report a concern using our imabi Inspire safeguarding app.
If a parent or adult feels that a child is suffering or likely to suffer from harm, or in immediate danger, contact the police on 999. Alternatively, the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted to request further advice or direction on 020 8227 3811.
LBBD have an online referral system, allowing anyone to contact the MASH team, this is known as a Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF):
Full details regarding the schools procedures for dealing Safeguarding concerns can be found within the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
This includes details regarding concerns of FGM, Extremism, Sexting, Peer on Peer Abuse, County Lines and Pupils at Risk of Gang Exploitation.
Eastbrook School cares about the mental wellbeing of all of our students and staff. A healthy school is a happy school. Whilst the school will do as much as we can to support young people there are some instances where specialist support and guidance may be needed. There is a lot of support available nationally and within the Borough. The guide below has been designed to signpost parents or families to support networks that are available for young people.
Issues can be reported in two ways:
Major Issue – Report to CEOP. Issues reported here will go straight to the Police to be dealt with.
School Related Issue – The issues will be reported to the school e-safety representatives to be dealt with.
The link here explores why a young person might be drawn towards extremist ideas, how this might happen via the internet, through interaction with peers, the TV and other sources of media and how parents can support their young people to stay safe.
If you have any concerns that your child is being influenced by others please get help – talk to someone you can trust, perhaps your imam and extended family members.
If you feel there is a risk of your child leaving the country, consider what precautions you could take to prevent travel.
Anyone with concerns for the safety or well being of a young person should contact Children’s Social Care 24 hours a day on 02073645006
If there is imminent threat of harm to others contact 999.
Educate Against Hate is a new website for parents, teachers and school leaders set up by the Department for Education and the Home Office.
The website can be accessed via this link: