Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children.
Staff members at Crown Lane have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. They have a responsibility to identify children who may need extra help or those who are likely to suffer significant harm (Keeping Children Safe in Education, April 2014).
The Designated Lead for Safeguarding is Diane John-Cyrus
If you have any safeguarding concerns or are worried about a child at this school, please ask to speak to Ms John-Cyrus or in her absence a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Alternatively, you could contact Lambeth Children’s Services for advice on 0207 926 1000.
The Prevent Strategy
Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is seen as part of schools’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other forms of harm and abuse. From 1 July 2015, schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.
Preventing extremism in schools and children's services
Telephone 020 7340 7264
For more detailed information, the following documents and links are available below.
Extremism and Radicalisation
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
Working together to Prevent Terrorism
Parents’ Guide to Technology
The Well Centre
The Sapphire Unit
Lambeth Safeguarding Children’s Board
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
What to do if you feel pressured to have FGM done to your daughter or you know someone who is at risk?
You might be feeling pressured to have FGM done to your daughter, especially if you or other people in the family have been cut. Or might know someone who is at risk of FGM. This may make you feel scared or worried but there are people who can help; you are not alone.
If you think your child or someone you know are in immediate danger of being cut or being taken abroad for this to happen, call the police (dial 999), or you speak to a GP, teacher or adult you trust. You can also call the 24 hour FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550 and remain anonymous.
If you are worried that your child or someone you know might be forced to have FGM in the future, talk to a trusted adult, such as a GP, teacher or call the FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550.
Getting advice, support or report FGM
Help is available if you've had FGM or you're worried that your child or someone you know is at risk.
- If someone is in immediate danger, contact the police immediately by dialling 999.
- For advice, support or to report it, call the free 24 hour anonymous FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550.
- If you're concerned that someone may be at risk or for information, contact the NSPCC helpline on 0800 028 3550 or email@example.com.
- If you're under pressure to have FGM performed on your daughter, ask your GP or a teacher for help, or contact the NSPCC helpline on 0800 028 3550.
- If you've had FGM, you can get help from a specialist NHS gynaecologist or FGM service – ask your GP or any other healthcare professional about services in your area. Download a list of NHS FGM clinics (PDF, 430kb).
The African Well Woman’s Clinic, based in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, provides counselling, support, advice and a reversal operation. Females can self-refer by calling 020 8188 6872 or emailing Comfort.Momoh@gstt.nhs.uk.
African Advocacy Foundation works in Lambeth providing drop-in confidential counselling and advice as well as discussions through group meetings for women. Call 020 8698 4473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are worried about a child, contact the Lambeth First Response Team:
- Public Line: 0207 926 5555 (24 hours)
- Email: email@example.com