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The aim of St Paul’s to safeguard and promote children’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The children’s welfare is of paramount importance.

In order to protect and support children there will be an emphasis on:

  • Prevention through a positive and open atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to students
  • Protection through following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are appropriately recruited, trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns
  • Support for children who may have been abused


The overarching safeguarding message must be to maintain an attitude of “it could happen here”.



At St Paul's there is a Designated Safeguadring Leader (DSL) and a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (DDSL) who are responsible for ensuring that child protection and safeguarding concerns are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways which support the needs of the child.

Designated Safeguarding Leader

Anthony David

Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader

Suzanne Whittick


 If you would like any more information or would like to speak with either the DSL or DDSL, please contact Mrs Crawley in the school office on 020 8959 3412.

 All staff have read and comply with the updates on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018.  As a UNICEF school it is our duty to ensure that the children in our care are safe both inside and outside of school.


Useful Documents

Please click on the following documents for more information about how child protection and safeguarding concerns are handled at St. Paul's.

Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 2018
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Online Policy
Radicalisation and Extremism (Prevent Duty)
Safer Recruitment Policy
Whistleblowing Policy

Useful Websites

More information may be found on the following websites.

Diocese of London
Barnet London Borough
Barnet Safeguaring Children Board