At Pakeman we are passionate about and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment.

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We have robust policies in place for ensuring the wellbeing of our children. These policies underpin our practice and values shared by every single member of staff in our school. Copies are available from the school office.

Click here for a copy of our safeguarding and child protection policy. This is a draft policy and will be reviewed and ratified at the next full governing body meeting on 14/10/19.

As a school, we have a legal duty to prevent extremism, and as a result, we are adopting the guidance of  the Islington Safeguarding Children Board. To read this information, please click here.

Any concerns about children are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in the school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Tracey Gulliford (Inclusion Manager)
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Lynne Gavin (Headteacher)
  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead for the 2-Plus Centre is Cheryl Bennett
  • The Designated Safeguarding Link Governor is Laura Bamford

What to do if you are concerned about a child

Children and young people have the right to grow up safe from harm or abuse. If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact one of the designated leads above or contact the children’s social care team on 0207 527 7400.