At Vale School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We see this as paramount and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

We ensure that all staff receive regular training on safeguarding procedures. All concerns are passed to the senior member of staff on each site who is the Designated Person/Nominated Safeguarding Children Advisor and has had specific training. They are:

Vale @ Lancasterian: Charlie Rooney-Norris – 020 8801 2299

Vale @ Belmont: Dawn Woodcock – 020 8888 9216

Vale @ Dukes Aldridge Academy: Tony Millard – 020 8801 6111

or Sarah McLay, Headteacher, is also a Nominated Safeguarding Children Advisor if you cannot contact the relevant person above or prefer to speak directly to the headteacher.

These staff advisors know who to contact for the best advice and help, for example the Haringey Social Care Disabled Children’s Team, and are experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset, to persistent lateness, to children disclosing concerns.

Our Safeguarding Governor is Jean Brown.

If you have any questions or concerns about child protection/safeguarding, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate Nominated Safeguarding Children Adviser.