Safeguarding and Child Protection
Article 19: all children have the right to be protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and mistreatment by their parent or anyone else who looks after them.
Cedars Manor School is committed to ensuring and promoting the welfare and safety of all our children in school as part of our moral and statutory responsibility.
We believe that children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any child in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
The Head Teacher, Staff and Governors of Cedars Manor School regard safeguarding as one of our most important priorities. As such, safeguarding is a golden thread which runs through everything we do at school from recruiting staff to keeping the site free from hazards; from teaching and learning to the way we care for all children, particularly the most vulnerable. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, therefore, is not contained in a single document but in an umbrella of policies which you can find below.
If we are successful in our work in this area; children will:
Feel safe at Cedars Manor School and know who to turn to if they need help or advice
Know how to keep themselves, their teachers and their school friends safe on the outside and safe on the inside;
Know how to use the internet safely;
We recognise the important part we have to play in identifying children and young people at risk of abuse and neglect and in securing appropriate support for them and their families.
At Cedars Manor School we have established a Safeguarding Team to ensure the smooth and efficient implementation of our safeguarding policies and practices.
We live in a fast changing and exciting world, with many opportunities for our children. Hand in hand with the opportunities go potential dangers. Our task is to work with our parents and community to equip the children that come to Cedars Manor School with the knowledge and skills they need to take the exciting opportunities, whilst remaining safe.
At Cedars Manor School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils. All staff will have undergo an enhanced DBS clearance, checks if they have worked overseas and regular training.
If concerned about a child, please contact:
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs S Ozdemir
Deputy Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs K McClean
Looked After Children (LAC) Lead:
Ms R O'byrne
Harrow's Golden Number –
020 8901 2690
Extremism and Radicalisation
It is vital that staff and parents are aware of the possible danger of extremism and radicalisation of children, predominantly but not solely through online activities. We are committed to supporting parents and pupils to be aware of these dangers. The documents below provide further information on this.