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
- Please view the ‘are SEND learners vulnerable?’ video from the link below:
- Please view the ‘how can we protect SEND learners?’ video from the link below:
- Please view the ‘what happens at a Channel Panel?’ video from the link below:
The Prevent Duty
Prevent Education Programme Manager
Housing and Safer Communities, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Tel: (Direct) 020 8921 6826
The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015
- The Revised Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales.pdf
- From July 2015 schools in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard of the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
- This duty is known as the Prevent duty
Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015
Designated Safeguarding Leads
|Niall Fallon||Senior Vice Principal/DSL|
|Deborah Collard||Assistant Principal, DDSL|
|Sara Johnson||Parent Liaison Support/DDSL|
|Gail Tippett||Inclusion Lead/DDSL|
Free e-learning course for parents/carers
Childline’s new tool helps young people remove nude images shared online: www.nspcc.org.uk
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.
‘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
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
Please 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
Please see information on what parents and carers need to know about
Age Inappropriate Content 2021
Please download and read our leaflet prior to visiting:
Safeguarding leaflet 2023 • For visitors to Charlton Park Academy
NETFLIX – National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about Netflix and potential risks: Netflix November 2021
Facebook Messenger – National Online Safety information on the potential risks of Facebook Messenger May 2022
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
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
Setting Up New Devices For Children– National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about Setting Up New Devices For Children
Phone Scams– National Online Safety information on what parents/carers need to know about Phone Scams
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)
Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE Sept 2022)
Teaching Online Safety in Schools (DfE January 2023)
Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools (DfE, Nov 2018)
The Prevent Duty (Home Office 2015, updated in 2021)
Children Missing from Education (DfE 2016)
|Elective Home Education Guidance for Local Authorities (DfE April 2019) (pgs.7, 22-30)|
|The Designated Teacher for Looked after & Previously Looked After Children (Feb 2018)|
Safeguarding Issues – Further Information