Every child has the right to be treated with dignity and respect – to be free from abuse and neglect. Thames Park Secondary School will follow recommended guidelines to safeguard our students from harm, neglect or abuse and ensure our students are provided with safe and effective care that enables them to have the best outcomes.
Thames Park Secondary School takes safeguarding our students very seriously. We follow safer recruiting procedures and all our staff and governors are regularly trained on Safeguarding matters so they are equipped to identify and act on any concerns relating to:
- Racist, disability, homophobic and transphobic abuse
- Radicalisation and extremist behaviour
- Child sexual exploitation
- Substance misuse
- Gang activities and youth violence
- Domestic violence, sexual exploitation, FGM and forced marriage
Any concerns about actual or potential harm, neglect or abuse will be treated with a high degree of sensitivity so that a child at risk will be protected. The nominated person with responsibility for setting procedures in motion if child abuse is suspected or reported is Mr Bains. Mr Bains is supported in this role by Ben Akande the deputy designated safeguarding lead.
From time to time students will participate in school events and photographs may be taken. These may be used either in school publications or the local press. If you do not want your child to be photographed, please inform the school in writing.