Greenford High School has the safeguarding of its students at the heart of everything that it does, promoting the physical and emotional well-being of every pupil.

This is achieved by creating a culture of safe recruitment by adopting procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might pose a risk to children, educating pupils on how to keep safe and to recognise behaviour that is unacceptable, identifying and making provision for any child that has been subject to abuse, ensuring that members of the governing body, the Headteacher and staff members understand their responsibility, under safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance, to be alert to the signs of child abuse and to refer concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead and ensuring that the Headteacher and any new staff members and volunteers are only appointed when all the appropriate checks have been satisfactorily completed.

The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is Lou Grimley, Assistant Head. In the absence of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, safeguarding matters will be dealt with by the Child Protection Team – how the team works within the school, the role of the governing body, and how to make a referral if there are concerns can be found in our Child Protection Policy on the Policies page.

The school raises awareness of issues such as well-being, mental health, eating disorders, self-harm, E-safety, FGM, CSE, radicalisation and relationships through curriculum lessons, assemblies and tutor time. Occasionally, we also have visitors to the school to talk to the students about key issues.

If you have a concern

If you have a concern about the safety of a child, there are a number of ways that you can make a referral:

  • You can contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead on 020 8578 9152
  • You can contact a member of the school’s Child Protection or Pastoral Teams
  • You can contact Ealing Children’s Services directly on 020 8825 8000
  • You can talk to the police on 999 or 101