Safeguarding at Helena Romanes School

Steven Emberton, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children underpin the school’s support for our students
We have a legal duty to protect children from maltreatment; prevent impairment of children’s health or development; ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, we have a legal duty to take action to protect that child. We also have a duty to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.

Helena Romanes school staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children and we work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Our Designated Safegauarding Lead
Steven Emberton, Assistant Headteacher, is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and Louise Brammer is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. Jennifer Hone and Sarah Knowles are the lead and deputy safeguarding leads for the primary phase. The DSL’s provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaise closely with other services such as children’s social care.

When concerns or allegations involve members of staff the Headteacher will be informed immediately. The school will then follow the Essex Local Authority procedures for managing allegations against staff. In the event of an allegation against the Headteacher the Chair of the Local Governing Body will be informed who will seek the advice of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

Secondary Phase Contacts
Steven Emberton
01371 872560
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Louise Brammer
Tel: 01371 872560
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Primary Phase Contacts
Jennifer Hone
Tel: 01371 876593
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Sarah Knowles
01371 876593
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