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Please download and read our leaflet prior to visiting: Safeguarding leaflet 2020  •  For visitors to Charlton Park Academy 

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.

(More in-depth information regarding this can be accessed in the Safeguarding Policy which can be found on the Academy’s website: www.charltonparkacademy.com/Policies-and-Reports-Overview)


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

Prevent Education Officer: 
Heather Hutchings: heather.hutchings@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8921 8325
Community Services, The Woolwich Centre, 4th Floor
35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ


Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015


Keeping Children Safe in Education  July 2015


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: www.nspcc.org.uk

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mark Dale-EmbertonPrincipal/DSL
Niall FallonSenior Vice Principal/DSL
Jo ZarbAssistant Principal, Post 16/DSL
Rachel DunlopAssistant Principal, SENCO/DSL
Deborah CollardAssistant Principal, DSL KS4
Chris Eather(after school hours)Clubs/Scheme Lead, DSL

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

Online Safety for parents/carers

Talking to your child about sexting

Simon Grehan, Project Officer with Webwise discusses some of the potential legal implications of underage sexting.

How to deal with cyberbullying

Simon Grehan, Project Officer with Webwise offers some advice for parents on how to deal with cyberbullying.

Lead by Example

Parenting expert, Áine Lynch from the National Parents Council – Primary, discusses the importance of modelling good behaviour when it comes to addressing internet safety in the home.

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. www.gov.uk
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