Safeguarding team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Tracey Crannitch
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Ali Silke
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Donna Mustafa
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Angela Batchelor

If you have any concerns about a child, please report to one of the Safeguarding team above. Ask any member of staff where to find us or ask at the main school office.

Safeguarding at St Paul’s

Saint Paul’s Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

The School’s Child Protection (CP) policy draws upon duties conferred by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004.

Safeguarding Advice

The following Government guidances that contain advice for parents and carers have been updated with extra links to support to help keep children safe. Please click the links to access the guidances.

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping children safe from abuse and harmAdvice for parents and carers about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to at this time and information about available help and support.
  2.  Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online: Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Operation Encompass:

St Paul’s is part of the Operation Encompass scheme which runs jointly between local schools, the Metropolitan Police and Southwark County Council. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child in school.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, referred to by police as a “Key Adult” is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported as missing. Our Key Adult is Mrs Tracey Crannitch she is fully aware of the sensitive and confidential issues regarding such information.

Through sharing this information with the Key Adult, we can ensure that the child is supported in the most appropriate way during the school day as part of our duty to provide the best support possible for our pupils.

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Keeping Children Safe in Schools (Part 1) Translated:

Please note that The London Grid for Learning (LGfL) have translated KCSIE 2020 Part 1 into a number of community languages as part of their commitment to helping schools keep children safe. The LGfL says: “As many schools employ speakers of English as an Additional Language who are not required to have a high level of English for their role, it can be challenging to ensure that everyone understands the full meaning and principles of the guidance,” You may find the translations useful and they can be accessed via