SAFEGUARDING and child protection
At Thomson House School, the safeguarding of our children is the highest priority. Please see the sidebar to view our school policies and guidance for parents and guardians in relation to safeguarding issues.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
• protecting children from maltreatment;
• preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger, call 999.
For urgent Child Protection / Safeguarding advice:
The Single Point of Access is a multi-agency team, managed by Achieving for Children, who work closely with a wide range of teams and partner agencies and facilitates different levels of support depending on the needs of the child, young person and their family. You can contact them to request support, or to report a concern about a child or young person.
Please call SPA (Single Point of Access) on 020 8547 5008. This phone line is manned from 8am to 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday excluding bank holidays.
Outside these hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 020 8770 5000
“Caring for children and young people can be challenging. It is important to seek support if needed in providing children with the necessary care and stimulation they need to help them thrive. On the AfC website you will find details of a range of local support for Early Help.”
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