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Safeguarding
Safeguarding
The safety and well-being of every child and member of staff at St Agatha’s is our first priority.  All our staff are trained regularly and thoroughly in all aspects of safeguarding. In addition, to ensure any concerns are dealt with effectively, we have designated members of staff with higher levels of training and expertise.  If you need to speak to anyone about this please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Elizabeth Cahill or, in her absence, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Sarah Barley via the school office (020 8546 3879).

To view the Safeguarding Policy please click here


Single Point of Access (SPA)
You can also tell Kingston or Richmond’s Children’s Services about a child, young person or parent/carer that needs support in some way by contacting their Single Point of Access Team (SPA).

Kingston SPA Team
Contact Tel: 020 8547 5008 during office hours
Evenings and weekends: call the Duty Social Worker on 020 8770 5000  

In an emergency, if you think a child is in immediate danger you should call 999.

NSPCC Information: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

Security
All adults who work with children are DBS checked and we have policies on every aspect of equality, behaviour, anti-bullying, safeguarding and child protection. In cases where we have concerns, we involve outside agencies.

The main gates into our grounds and the doors of our main entrances are fitted with security buzzers. The only access to our school during the day is through our main entrance to our reception. All visitors are required to sign in on arrival and sign out when they leave. Visitors are given a lanyard to wear and all staff are required to challenge visitors on our site who are not wearing this identification.

Children are not permitted to leave our school, or meet with a parent/carer during the day, unless a prior arrangement has been agreed.