Keeping Children Safe

The safety and welfare of our students is of the utmost importance.  All adults working in the Trust are aware of their duty to protect children from harm and abuse, promote their welfare and be alert to indications that any student might be at risk of harm or abuse.  They are aware that this could happen to any child and that any concerns need to be referred on to the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) within the school and/or to relevant external agencies.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding covers the actions we take to protect the welfare all our students and prevent students from coming to harm. More information about actions taken by each school can be found on the respective school websites.

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection (CP) concerns actions taken for those students who have been identified as having suffered or may be at risk of suffering significant harm.  More information regarding CP processes can be found here.

In addition, this section of the website provides overviews of relevant areas of possible risks to young people.  This includes details on a broad range of issues, including Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), County Lines, Self-harm, Missing Children, as well as other possible concerns.  These can all be accessed from the menu.

The Trust’s Duty of Care:

We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students under the Education Act 2002 and Children Act 1999 by identifying any child where welfare concerns exist and taking action to address them in partnership with families and other agencies where appropriate.

The Trust and its schools works within the London Child Protection Procedures (London Safeguarding Children Board) which has been adopted by the Sutton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and in accordance with the Government documents:

“Working Together to Safeguard Children”

"Keeping Children Safe in Education"


More information about specific aspects of Child Protection can be found on this website, in this section.