Life at Elthorne > Safeguarding at Elthorne Park High School
Elthorne Park High School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that students 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 student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment - and that we all feel safe in our environment.
What to do if you have a safeguarding concern?
If your child is ever concerned about safety or well-being or about a friend, they should talk to someone such as a parent or a member of staff at school. Our designated Child Protection Officer is Ms Quinn, in her absence contact Mr White, Deputy Headteacher.
At Elthorne Park High school we have put in place a number of initiatives to keep our students safe online.
The school has worked with Beatbullying to train peer mentors (Year 11 and Sixth Formers) to work with and support students who may want to discuss risks and concerns around technology and bullying. The school runs themed assemblies relating to e-Safety covering topics such as cyberbullying, sexting, digital footprints, online sexual exploitation and how to use technology safely. (Acceptable Use Agreement)
The school uses safer internet day and anti-bullying week to raise awareness. E-Safety is carefully mapped across the school’s weekly PSHCE lessons for each Year group, following Ealing’s PSHCE scheme of work.
The School’s Safety Officer
Our School’s Safety Officer is available to meet with any students and their parents if they have been a victim of crime. Our officer supports our school’s PSHCE programme and delivers a number of safety related activities for students and parents during the school year. Our officer can be contacted through the main school switchboard or your child’s Year Leader.
The links below provide information and guidance for parents and students about the risks and how to stay safe using technology.