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Safeguarding Team 

If you are concerned about a child

If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a student during school hours and term time, please contact the safeguarding team using the details below.

If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a child/student outside of school hours or during the school holidays, please contact the Lewisham MASH team on 0208 314 6660 and ask to speak with a duty social worker. If it is out of hours, call the emergency duty social care team on 0208 314 6000.

If a child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999.

Use the NSPCC whistle blowing helpline if you feel you can’t raise your concern internally, or if your concern isn’t addressed 0800 028

The Deptford Green Safeguarding Team email address is:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Ms Stanghon
Phone: 020 8691 3236 ext: 280

Trained Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr Paish
Phone: 020 8691 3236 ext: 250


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Ms Coffey
Phone: 020 8691 3236 ext: 156

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Ms Ascott
Phone: 020 8691 3236 ext: 116


 Safeguarding Statement

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 (Acting Deputy Head Teacher). 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.

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is attached at the bottom of this page.

Contextualising Safeguarding

We recognise our role in keeping pupils safe beyond the school gates and work closely our pupils to ensure they are aware of the risk in the community and online.  We work with our parents and carers to ensure families are educated about the dangers of mobiles, social media and group chats.  Please click on the online safety tab to access factsheets and support for keeping your child safe online. We ensure staff are on duty within our local community before and at the end of the day. We regularly survey students and run focus groups to find out if there are any areas in school, online or in the local community where students feel unsafe and then we take actions to reduce harm once the concern has been identified. We train all staff on a range of different safeguarding issues to ensure they can identify indicators; they know how to deal with safeguarding incidents effectively and report their concern to access further support.

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. See contact information below.

Deptford Green School Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Ms E. Stanghon, Deputy Head Teacher

Deptford Green School Trained Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr I. Paish, Deputy Head Teacher

Other staff trained in Child Protection:

Deputy DSLs: Ms L. Ascott and Ms A. Coffey

Pastoral Teams:

Key Stage 3

  • Senior HOY – Key Stage 3 - Mr J. Josephs (from June 2024)

  • Y7 Pastoral Leader - Ms L. Mohammed

  • Y8 Pastoral Leader - Mr K. Charles-Reid

  • Y9 Pastoral Leader- Ms S. Kaseba

  • HOY 7- Ms H. Wild

  • HOY 8- Ms S. Caltagirone

  • HOY 9- Mr J. Jones

Key Stage 4

  • Y10 Pastoral Leader - Mr J. Sinclair

  • Y11 Pastoral Leader- Ms L. Samms

  • HOY 10 - Mr J. Conway

  • HOY 11 - Ms M. Williams