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Sir John Heron Primary School

Together we learn. Together we achieve.


The Safeguarding of our School Community is of the utmost importance. Please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:

Useful Links and Guidance for Parents/Carers:


Please visit our Safeguarding Resources page for resources, guidance and quick links on a variety of topics such as Children at Home Alone; Firework Safety; Talking about Difficult Topics; and Radicalisation and Extremism.


Please visit our Useful Links page for more resources and guidance on safeguarding, as well as other topics, such as Online Safety, and Bullying and Cyberbullying.


If you have a concern about child abuse, you can report this using the Click CEOP button. For more information on what Click CEOP is or to report abuse, visit our Click CEOP page here.


Safeguarding and Child Protection at Sir John Heron


Child protection is about keeping children and young people safe from physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. The schools, early years settings and childminders in Manor Park all work closely together to make sure that all the children and young people in our neighbourhood are kept safe, well and thrive.

We understand that all families go through ups and downs. We are here to offer help, support and guidance if things get difficult. Timely support can often stop a small problem from becoming a big issue that might negatively impact on your child.


We all work together to protect children and young people from:

• physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.

• extremism of any kind

• the harm caused by domestic violence


We are committed to stopping the illegal practices of Female Genital Mutilation (“female circumcision” or “cutting”) and of forced marriage.


You need to be aware that it is a statutory requirement for all schools, early years settings and childminders to pass on information to Children’s Social Care if they are concerned about a child’s welfare or safety. We will usually discuss these concerns with parents first and request consent before contacting Children’s Social Care, unless a child is at risk of immediate harm.


If you are ever worried about a child, then please talk to the Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mr Howell and Mrs Patel, or phone Newham’s safeguarding team on 020 3373 4600. If a child is in immediate danger you should phone the police on 999.


Our staff, and those working in school on a voluntary basis, are recruited in line with Safer Recruitment Procedures. The school ensures that all appropriate checks are carried out on all staff and volunteers. Visitors to the school are asked to read our "Information for visitors leaflet" which outlines our Safeguarding Procedures.

The school complies with the guidance detailed within the Department for Education's Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018 document. Please also refer to the guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.


Keeping Children Safe in Education is available to read in a number of other languages. Please click on the below link to access these versions:

Our staff receive annual Safeguarding Training in addition to specific training, including Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Training and Prevent Duty Training.


Our Safeguarding Team is made up of:

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Ms V Broughton - Headteacher

Mr W Wathen-Howell - Deputy Headteacher

Mrs F Patel - Safeguarding and Outreach Manager

Our Chair of Governors and Governor Safeguard Link is Mrs Sonia Tuttiett - Mrs Tuttiett can be contacted via the school office.


Any Safeguarding concerns should be reported to a member of the Safeguarding Team immediately.


If you have a safeguarding concern about a member of staff, this must be reported to the Head Teacher, Ms Broughton.


Don't forget that children can also contact ChildLine on 0800 1111 if they need to talk to someone:

ChildLine - 0800 1111