Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) | Niall Fallon
Charlton Park Academy and Mulberry Tree House

Safeguarding and Child Protection
at Charlton Park Academy


Everyone working in or for our academy shares an objective to help keep children and young people stay
safe by contributing to:


  • children and young people to learn and develop in our school setting.
  • identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school setting.


Safeguarding and Child Protection are the most important aspect of the work we do at Charlton Park Academy. If a young person does not feel safe then they will not be able to learn. The Academy operates a policy of restricting unsupervised access to students to only those who have been correctly vetted.

As a parent of a student at Charlton Park Academy if you feel a young person is at risk or is the subject of abuse you should contact the school and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection straight away. We will discuss your concerns with you in confidence and consider the best way to address the issues raised. This may involve sharing the information further with other professionals.

We are totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The Safeguarding Process


It is important that schools respond proportionately to any concerns. Our experts will give you
insight into the process, with case studies to help you ensure Prevent referrals are robust and well informed, and that your response is careful and considered, with the child’s best interest
at heart.


The Prevent Duty
Michael Efthymiou

Prevent Education Programme Manager
Housing and Safer Communities, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Tel: (Direct) 020 8921 6826
Mobile: 07864694391

The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ


Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015


Keeping Children Safe in Education  July 2015


Designated Safeguarding Leads

Niall FallonSenior Vice Principal/DSL
Mark Dale-EmbertonPrincipal/DDSL
Deborah CollardAssistant Principal, DDSL
Sara JohnsonParent Liaison Support/DDSL
Gail TippettInclusion Lead/DDSL
Graphic with child and text about critical thinking

Free e-learning course for parents/carers

Image © NSPCC

Childline’s new tool helps young people remove nude images shared online:

Nationally, young people continue to face increasing challenges and risks within their local communities. It is vital that as parents and carers you are informed of the potential signs that your child may be at risk.

Click on the image below to find out more about potential signs and risks.

Safeguarding poster

‘Child sexual abuse is a reality for thousands of children across our country, with at least one in ten estimated to experience sexual abuse before they turn 16.’ – stop abuse together campaign


If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, don’t hesitate to contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email


The dedicated NSPCC child protection specialist you talk to will know what to do next and will take any necessary action. It’s never too soon to speak out when a child needs help. Even if you’re unsure, if you’re worried, the best thing to do is to talk to a trained professional. Your call could protect a child from experiencing sexual abuse.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999


PDF symbolPlease see list of useful links regarding safeguarding for parents and carers, put together by Greenich Safeguarding Children Partnership –
GSCP Safeguarding Information For Parents and Carers 2022

PDF symbolPlease see information from National Online Safety for parents and carers –

Online Safety For Parents 2022

Safe And Healthy Habits Online

PDF symbolPlease see information on what parents and carers need to know about
Age Inappropriate Content 2021

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Please download and read our leaflet prior to visiting:
Safeguarding leaflet 2023  •  For visitors to Charlton Park Academy 

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NETFLIX – National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about Netflix and potential risks: Netflix November 2021

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Facebook Messenger – National Online Safety information on the potential risks of Facebook Messenger May 2022

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Online Safety For Under 5s – National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about children under 5 using the internet: Online Safety For Under 5s May 2022

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Supporting Children To Deal With Upsetting Content– National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about Supporting Children To Deal With Upsetting Content

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Setting Up New Devices For Children– National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about Setting Up New Devices For Children

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Phone Scams– National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about Phone Scams

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Yubo– National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about Yubo

*** We strongly advise that our students should not watch Squid Game, which is a  popular show on a streaming platform that has attracted global attention. The show is quite graphic with a lot of violent content. ***

GOV.UK Information on Safeguarding


Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE July 2018)

Working together to safeguard children – GOV.UK (


Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE Sept 2022)

Keeping children safe in education – GOV.UK (


Teaching Online Safety in Schools (DfE January 2023)

Teaching online safety in schools – GOV.UK (


Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools (DfE, Nov 2018)

Mental health and behaviour in schools – GOV.UK (


The Prevent Duty (Home Office 2015, updated in 2021)

Prevent duty guidance – GOV.UK (



Children Missing from Education (DfE 2016)

Children missing education – GOV.UK (

Elective Home Education Guidance for Local Authorities (DfE April 2019) (pgs.7, 22-30)

Elective home education – GOV.UK (

The Designated Teacher for Looked after & Previously Looked After Children (Feb 2018)

Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children – GOV.UK (

Safeguarding Issues – Further Information


After the event 
Supporting children after a frightening event
Safeguarding Posters for the Classroom: 

Forced Marriage Poster

Child Sexual Exploitation (Norfolk police)

Child Sexual Exploitation (West Yorkshire Police)

Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse (Andrew Hall)

Safeguarding. Everybody. Everyday (Andrew Hall)

FGM: The Facts
Keeping children safe in education: Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.
Sexting in Schools and Colleges: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people
Staffing and Employment Advice for SchoolsDepartmental advice for school leaders, governing bodies, academy trusts and local authorities