Safeguarding Statement

Cavendish Primary School is committed to safeguarding every child and ensuring that the safety, health and wellbeing of all is a priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.  

All school staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection and have accountability in safeguarding all children through a whole school culture of vigilance. Children in our school are aware of the adults they can talk to in school if they have a concern or worry.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's safety. 

Frequent refresher training is completed and the Department for Education’s guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, adhered to. Any concerns are required to be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

We have several policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on our website. We also support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Ms Clare Frewer (Headteacher)  
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Ms Alex Turner (Interim Deputy Head & SENDCo)
Safeguarding Governor:  Ms Lucy Dunkerley


Advice for Parents and Carers:

Hounslow Safeguarding Children Partnership 

NSPCC Keeping Children Safe

Children's Mental Health Week, February 2022

Internet Safety Day 2022