Deptford Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Emily Stanghon (AHT). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Lynn Ascott and Amy Coffey. We also have Pastoral Leaders who have Level 3 Safeguarding training.
Deptford Green School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes.
To promote a safe environment for students we employ a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities. Other safeguarding training is attended by all staff and governors. The training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DSL.
All members of our community are vigilant and concerns are immediately passed on to the Safeguarding Team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up immediately and appropriately.
Student attendance is monitored closely and concerns are shared with parents/carers, Lewisham Local Authority, Social Care, The Virtual School and the school Safeguarding team. Deptford Green School works effectively with all other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.
If you have any concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at Deptford Green School please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or the Deputy Safeguarding Leads who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help, whilst keeping appropriate degree of confidentiality.
E. Stanghon, AHT
Other staff trained in Child Protection:
Deputy DSLs: L. Ascott and A. Coffey
Key Stage 3
Senior HOY- F. Walker
HOY 7- S. Fawdry, HOY 8 M. Forrest, Acting Pastoral Leader- S. Kaseba and Pastoral Assistant- Mr Sinclair
Key Stage 4
Senior HOY- T. Unia
HOY 11- J. Couzins, Pastoral Leader- L. Samms, Pastoral Assistant- A. Everett