Safeguarding

At CFBL, the safeguarding of our students is the highest priority. Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. Please visit our Policies section to learn more about what measures are put in place.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the person appointed to take responsibility for safeguarding and child protection.
DSL's main responsibilities are:
- manage referrals (cases of suspected abuse, radicalisation, crime, etc.)
- work with the local authority and staff if a concern has arisen,
- ensure that safeguarding policy is available and that parents are aware of the policy,
- keep detailed, accurate and written records of safeguarding concerns.
Don't hesitate to contact our DSLs, Marjorie Lacassagne for Primary School or Cécile Denais for Secondary School

What to do if I am worried about a child?

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility

If you are worried a child or young person is at risk of, or has suffered significant harm, please contact the Children and Families Contact service. In cases of an emergency and immediate response, always contact the police on 999.

Should you have any concerns about a child you can contact MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub):

Phone: 020 7974 3317

Email: LBCMASHadmin@camden.gov.uk

Out of office hours (after 5pm, weekends and bank holidays): 020 7974 4444

Early help

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. If you're feeling worried about your child, or you want to make a change in your life, Camden Early Help is here for you, your children and your whole family. The Early Help Assessment is voluntary – you and your child can choose to be involved.

It can lead to a quick solution or help to identify extra support if needed. The Early Help Assessment will ensure that everyone involved with your child – such as teachers and health visitors – works together to support your child. The Early Help Assessment will help your child receive the right support at an early stage before their needs increase which can be much more difficult to help you with. As The Early Help Assessment is a shared assessment, you and your child will not have to repeat the same story to different workers.

  • Free support service for families with children aged 0 to 19 in Camden

  • Practical and emotional support with a range of life issues

  • Working with you and your family to help make changes

  • Helping you and your family to feel connected in your community.

Contact :

  • Phone 020 7974 3317 (9am to 5pm - ask for Early Help)

  • Email LBCMASHadmin@camden.gov.uk

E-safety

Using the Internet safely at home - Advice for parents

Whilst many Internet Service Providers offer filtering systems to help you safeguard your child at home, it remains surprisingly easy for children to access inappropriate material including unsuitable texts, images and movies. Parents/guardians are advised to set the security levels within Internet Browsers with this in mind.

Locating the device to access the Internet in a family area will enable you to supervise children as they use the Internet. However, don’t deny your child the opportunity to learn from the wide variety of material and games available on the Internet. Instead, set some simple rules for keeping them safe and make sure they understand the importance of these rules.

Simple, suggested rules for keeping your child safe (Advice for Primary school pupils)

  • ask your permission before they use the Internet

  • only use websites you have chosen together or a child friendly search engine

  • only email people they know (perhaps an address book would be useful)

  • ask permission before opening an email sent by someone they don’t know

  • do not use Internet chat rooms

  • do not use their real name when using games on the Internet (perhaps encourage them to create a suitable nick name)

  • never give out a home address or personal contact details

  • never tell someone where they go to school

  • never send an image of themselves, their home or school

  • never arrange to meet someone they have ‘met’ on the Internet

  • only use a webcam with people they know

  • ask them to tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with using these rules

Go through the rules with your child and ensure they understand what you suggest. It is also a good idea to regularly check the Internet sites your child is visiting e.g. by clicking on History and Favourites. Please reassure your child that you want to keep them safe rather than take Internet access away from them.

Support organisations

For more resources, please see our Child protection Policy

NSPCC ‘Report Abuse in Education’ Helpline

National Organisations

Online Safety

Mental Health

Peer on Peer abuse, including bullying, sexual violence and harassment

Substance Misuse

Radicalisation and hate