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At The Vineyard School, the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, parents, carers and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our children and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Kingston & Richmond Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and the school has adopted a Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy in line with this. On rare occasions, our concern about a child might mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first before any referrals are made, unless we believe that this action could be contrary to the child’s welfare.

The contact details for key safeguarding staff at The Vineyard School can be found below.

For details of organisations offering advice, guidance, support and resources, please explore the Further Safeguarding Support section of our website.


Safeguarding Roles and Responsibilities

Name and Position

Contact Details

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Richard Rosewell (Overall Lead Officer)

Charlotte Axbey (Looked After Children)

Designated Governor for Safeguarding

Firas Ali

E-Safety* Lead

Richard Rosewell

*More information regarding E-Safety can be found here.