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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) Kate Hubbard (Assistant Headteacher), Sharon Laws (SENDCo) and Louise Lennon (SENDCo) via the school office (020 8546 3879).

Safeguarding Governor - Rebecca Murphy

For our allegations against staff and low-level concerns procedure, please see appendix 2 of the Safeguarding and Children Protection policy below.

Child Safety and Wellbeing in the Community 

Safeguarding children is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding can feel like something that somebody else should deal with. Or we may be afraid about getting it wrong. We are all responsible for keeping our young people safe. If we have any concerns, we need to pass them on to the relevant body. Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership (KRSCP) have produced some guidance - please see the Top Tips poster below. 

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse. Please click here for more information. 

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.



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.

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How to Report Abuse   
Click on the image to report abuse  

CEOP works to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.

The button provides children and young people with access to an easy and straightforward way to report known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.