Our current safeguarding team is:
Mr. Aidan McLaughlin - DSL for Upper School
Mrs. Lucy Hunt - DSL for Lower School and EYFS
Ms Jo Matthews - Deputy DSL
Mr. Dominic Crehan - Safeguarding Governor
At St. Helen’s College the health, safety and well-being of our pupils is paramount. Our aim is to work in partnership with parents to help your child progress, stay safe and enjoy their time as pupils in this school.
To promote a safe environment, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
We have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads and all staff have received appropriate Safeguarding training.
The School has a duty to ensure their approach is child-centred and the child’s best interest is paramount. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and staff work to build trusted relationships that will facilitate communication.
There may be occasions when our concern about a child means that we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents, there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.
On very rare occasions, Children’s Services may want to speak to a child without parents’ knowledge. This would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk of harm.
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by Hillingdon Safeguarding Children’s Partnership, and the School has adopted a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to a member of the Safeguarding team. You can view our Safeguarding Policy here.
We place huge importance on the value of online safety and we educate the children throughout their time with us to use the internet safely. We use the National Online Safety platform to provide all members of our community with up-to-date training and resources. We also use the National Online Safety resources in our curriculum sessions with the children and we run annual online safety training for staff, parents and pupils.
If you or anyone you know is worried about online child exploitation or anything related to online safety, please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Helpful links to look at with your family:
Who We Are
- Welcome from the Head
- Video Tour - Early Years
- Video Tour - Whole School
- Ethos and Values
- Co-curricular Opportunities
- Personal Development
- Safeguarding Pupils