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Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility

Safeguarding is an integral part of our life at Kilmorie and is everyone’s responsibility.  All Kilmorie staff receive yearly training to help them to recognise abuse and to promote the welfare of our children.  All staff and Governors are asked to read and sign to say that they understand the Kilmore Safeguarding Policy and the most recent version of Keeping Children Safe in Education document on a yearly basis.

It is important for children to feel safe.  Our day-to-day practices, our curriculum and through the use of specialist organisations such as the NSPCC, help empower our children by teaching them how to recognise abuse, stay safe on and offline and to use their voices to speak out.  Children are encouraged to talk to a trusted adult if they are worried about anything. This can be done face to face or a note can be put in their class worry box. At Kilmorie, we have a pastoral care room where children can go if they are feeling worried about something and there are also two boxes that are checked daily by the Pastoral Care Manager.

At times, we may need to share information, get advice or work in partnership with other agencies if we are concerned about a child’s welfare. We believe it is always better to be transparent with all parties at these times and work together to achieve the best outcomes.

There may be times when you need extra help and support. If this is the case, please come and talk to us. There are many ways in which we can help.

Safeguarding Role


School Role / Responsibility

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Nicola Cann

Pastoral Care and Family Support Manager

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Julie Loffstadt

Dennis Irwin

Martha McEwan


Maria Andreou

Philippa Badnell



Deputy Head 

Assistant Headteacher-Upper Phase

Assistant Headteacher - Lower Phase



Designates Safeguarding Link Governor

Anita Gibbons

Chair of Governors

Different lanyards are worn by different people across the school, dependent on the level of training and checks. They are as follows: 

Green - Safeguarding Team (all staff have received Designated Safeguarding Training)

Blue - School staff

Orange - Visitors with a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Red - visitors without a DBS

What you can do

Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. The school is required to have a designated child protection officer for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to the safeguarding officer if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.

If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999. Otherwise contact Lewisham Children’s Social Care on 020 8314 6660.

For the Children’s Social Care Duty Team call 020 8314 6660.
Out of hours call 020 8314 6000.