Safeguarding Statement

St Ignatius Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.


Our Safeguarding Team:

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Bonner (Head teacher).

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Curran (Assistant Head teacher).

The Designated Person for Looked- After Children (LAC) is Ms Curran.

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Mr Dickson (Vice Chair of Governors).

The Haringey Multi-Agency Safeguarding MASH Team can be contacted on:

Telephone : 0208 489 4470 or out of hours on 0208 489 1000,



What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.


What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.


Raising a concern:

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can speak to one of the Designated Leads or you can contact the Haringey Children’s social care team on 020 8489 4470 between Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5pm; Friday 8:45am to 4:45pm. For out of hours social care emergencies 020 8489 0000.

If a child is in immediate danger, call the emergency services using 999.



From the 1st July 2015 schools and childcare providers have been issued with new advice and social media guidance to help them keep children safe from the risk of radicalisation and extremism.

The advice has been published to coincide with the new prevent duty, introduced as part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which legally requires a range of organisations including schools to take steps to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Schools and childcare providers already play a vital role in keeping children safe from harm, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and in promoting the welfare of children in their care.

The Prevent Duty: DfE Guidance (June 2015) can be accessed here:

See link below for Government guidance and support for Parents, Carers and Educators.

Haringey Prevent | Haringey Council



NSPCC Helpline: 0800 136 663 or 0800 800 5000—report-abuse-form​



Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc and where practical a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.

We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the head teacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.

Occasionally, we would like to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the Head teacher.


Useful Web Sites

Action For Children – Action for Children supports and speaks out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.

Parent Centre – Lots of information about parenting.

Department for Education – Articles and advice for children and young people

Think U Know – Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the Internet.

CEOP – News and articles surrounding Internet safety.

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