Safeguarding and Child Protection
At Greenleaf Primary School we take Safeguarding of children and Child Protection extremely seriously.
The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with the London Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s Safeguarding Policy (including child protection) is available in the Policies section of this website, along with our e-Safety Policy.
Should you have any concerns, the Safeguarding Officers are:
Sohana Qureshi - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Nina Ford - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Here is our Safeguarding Team, if you have any concerns please come and speak to one of us immediately. If you have any concerns about a member of staff please speak to the Head Teacher.
How we teach children to keep themselves safe at Greenleaf
Safeguarding children also means equipping children to keep themselves safe and this is an integral part of the Greenleaf curriculum. Click here for more details.
Governors and staff at Greenleaf Primary School are committed to ensuring that there is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school. Please click here for our full Statement on Extremism.
At Greenleaf Primary School we are working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and Children's Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass.
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.
Encompass has been created to highlight this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow 'Key Adults' the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.
In order to achieve this, the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present, with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) (DSL). On receipt of any information, the DSL will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this should be covert dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the Metropolitan Police and MASH Encompass Protocol Data Sharing Agreement. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy.