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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Helen Osei
Tel:0208 8890 6306 email: email@example.com
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.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working Together to Safeguard Children
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.
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:
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
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:
Digital Parenting (Vodafone)
Digital Parenting Magazine
Parental Controls (Internet Matters)
The Best Parental Control Software for 2019
Best parental control apps for Android and iPhone 2020