Commitment to Safeguarding Children
At Pickhurst Infant Academy, we are committed to the safeguarding and well-being of every child in our school. Every member of staff, and our volunteers share this commitment, and adhere to, and ensure compliance with our safeguarding policies (including the prevention of extremism and the whistleblowing policy).
Summary for Parents and Carers
Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from harm, abuse or neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.
You could be neighbour, friend, relative, childminder, teacher or doctor, or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people. Protecting children is everyone's responsibility.
Who is responsible for Safeguarding at Pickhurst Infant Academy?
We have particular members of staff who are designated as Safeguarding Leads:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Elizabeth Laws
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Lee Pender
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Kasia Ledwidge
Designated Safeguarding Local Committee Member: Mrs Christina Moody
Bromley Local Authority also have key safeguarding personnel:
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Tel: 020 8461 7379/7026/7373/7309/7014/7329/7428
Bromley Out of Hours Service (EDT) for emergencies only:
Tel: 0300 303 8761 (between 5.00pm and 8.30am Monday to Sunday)
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
Tel: 020 8461 7669 or 020 8313 4325
Please visit our Policies page for more information on school policies.