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Safeguarding

Reporting a Concern

If you are concerned about a student at Orleans Park, please speak to one of our safeguarding team by calling 020 8891 0187 or via our dedicated email safeguarding@orleanspark.school.  You can also call Richmond Single Point of Access (SPA) on 020 8547 5008 or out of hours 020 8770 5000.


Key Staff Contacts
Mr A Gladstone Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms E McEwen Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms K Pacey Headteacher
Ms L Lenferna SENCO
Ms E Stewart Vice Chair of Governors / Safeguarding Link
Ms K Miller Parent Governor / Safeguarding & Online Safety Link

Safeguarding at Orleans Park School

Orleans Park is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where students and adults feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students, ensuring that they grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all students to have the best outcomes.

Everyone who comes into contact with students and their families has a role to play in safeguarding young people. Staff should adopt a child-centred approach and must consider what is in the best interests of the child. Orleans Park recognises that staff have a particularly important role as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for students to prevent concerns from escalating. All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.

We endeavour to maintain trusting relationships between staff, students and families in order that all safeguarding issues can be responded to sensitively and appropriately to meet needs of our students and families. The Orleans Park Safeguarding Policy applies to ALL staff, governors, volunteers, visitors, parents and carers about expected behaviour and the school’s legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all young people at this school.

Our school understands that children find it difficult to disclose abuse and we therefore strive to create “reachable moments” where students can talk to a member of staff about anything that is worrying them.

The purpose of our safeguarding policy is to ensure every young person at Orleans Park is safe and protected from harm. 

Orleans Park School staff will always work to:
Protect young people from maltreatment
Prevent impairment of young people’s mental and physical health or development
Ensure that young people grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
Be alert to the fact that extremism and radicalisation is a safeguarding issue where a young person may be at direct risk of harm
Be aware of specific risks such as child sexual exploitation, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, child on child abuse or sexual violence and harassment
Undertake that role that enables young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding Policy


The Evidence Based Practice Unit

Orleans Park is an offical research partner in the Education for Wellbeing Programme.  Working in partnership with the EBPU, which has been comissioned by the Department of Education.  Together we are investigating the impace of five innovative approaches that aim to promote pupil wellbeing.  This cutting edge research trial is the largest of its kind in the UK.  Our contribution will improve undertstanding of how best to support young people's mental health and well being. Click on the link below for more information on the EBPU and how it works:

EBPU Website