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Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility

Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at Kilmorie Primary School we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

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

                            Philippa Badnell

                           Louisa Hopper


Assistant Head (Inclusion)

Assistant Headteacher - Upper Phase

Assistant Headteacher - Early Phase

Wrap Around Care Manager

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 6000.

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