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Cardinal Road Nursery & Infant School

‘Creating Opportunities’

Safeguarding at Cardinal Road Infant and Nursery School

"A strong culture of safety exists in the school." "Pupils are very confident that the school is a safe place; parents and staff at the school who responded to Ofsted's surveys or spoke with an inspector agree with this view."

Cardinal Road Nursery and Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  "School leaders, including governors, have successfully created and embedded a culture where keeping pupils safe is of the highest priority" Ofsted Letter June 2018.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Cardinal Road is: Mrs Maggie Nowak Headteacher 

Tel: 0208 890 6306  email:

 The Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Helen Osei

Tel:0208 8890 6306 email:

The Safeguarding Lead for the Chair of Governors is: Mrs Ruth Stevens

Tel: 0208 890 9624

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

Useful links:


Keeping Children Safe in Education


Working Together to Safeguard Children


Sexual Exploitation


Operation Encompass

This is the implementation of key partnership working between Police, Local Authorities and Children Services. The school receives notifications from MASH Police on events that have happened the night/day before. This is to ensure the school are aware that a child may have been a witness or part of a domestic incident in the home.









Keeping Children Safe

If you would like further information about keeping your child safe, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has lots of advice and guidance. Please see the link below:


NSPCC Guidance


PANTS Leaflet for Parents



We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

The Prevent Duty

Our Designated Child Protection Officer is Mrs. Maggie Nowak (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer is Mrs Osei (Deputy Headteacher).


We regularly discuss safeguarding issues with your children to help keep them safe and raise awareness of different issues.

Please use the links below to find out more about E-Safety and how to use the Internet, and other communications safely.


Think you Know

Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online



Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for children under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.


Online Safety Quiz

The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer.


Useful advice for Parents

E Safety for Under Fives

Find out about Apps

Online Watch Link

Parent and Carer Online Toolkit (Childnet)

Childnet have updated their parent and carer toolkit that will help parents have conversations about online safety. Their booklet 'Let's talk about life online' includes ten key messages that should be shared with children:

  1. "You can always come to me if you need help."
  2. "What would you do if this happened…?"
  3. "Remember that not everyone is who they say they are online."
  4. "Keep your personal information safe, and other people’s too."
  5. "Be respectful to others online."
  6. "Think before you post."
  7. "Remember to ask if it’s okay."
  8. "Remember not everything is true online."
  9. "The things other people post online might not always show what their life is really like."
  10. "Recognise how going online makes you feel and take a break when you need to."

The Parent and Carer Toolkit can be found here: