Safeguarding

Addington Valley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support students and staff at school and follow the guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020. If a student or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately.

Please see our policy for further details.

Child Protection Adult Protection and Safeguarding Policy

 

COVID-19 SAFEGUARDING UPDATE: please see the Covid-19 annex to our safeguarding policy for details of how we continue to safeguard students through the coronavirus pandemic.

Addington Valley Academy Covid-19 safeguarding annex

 

The Safeguarding Team

If you have any Child Protection concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: John Reilly, Principal Tel: 020 4511 2949 Email: jreilly@addingtonvalley.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Joe Shepherd, Senior Class Teacher Tel: 020 4511 2949  Email: jshepherd@addingtonvalley.org

Designated Person for Looked After Children: John Reilly, Principal Tel: 020 4511 2949 Email: jreilly@addingtonvalley.org

Designated Safeguarding Governor: Janet Sherborne, OHC&AT Chief Operating Officer    Tel: 0345 402 0453 Email: JSherborne@orchardhill.ac.uk

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): Email: LADO@croydon.gov.uk Tel: 020 8255 2889

 

 

 

 

 

I think your school and staff are amazing – you have wowed me!

Parent November 2020

 

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