The Charter Schools Educational Trust (the ‘Trust’) is committed across all its schools, including Charles Dickens Primary School and Nursery to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and to promoting a culture in which everyone feels confident about sharing any and all concerns they may have about their own safety and well-being or the safety and well-being of others.

Our aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking robust action to enable all children to have the best outcomes possible.

Our Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Michael Eggleton (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Aggie Mesmain (Head of Pastoral and Early Help), Jay Capelan (SENDco and Assistant Headteacher), Viv Lambert (Early Years Practitioner), Ursula Carver (Teacher), Diane Keefe (Early Help and Attendance Officer), Oliver Hunt (Head of PE and Early Help), Amy Smith (Class Teacher and Year Lead)

Link Governor for Safeguarding

Tim Kipps

The London Borough of Southwark’s Safeguarding page

Safeguarding Policy

You can download the Child Protection Policy 2023

The Policy is applicable to all on- and off-site activities undertaken by children while they are the responsibility of our school. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. This includes

• Teachers
• Teaching/Learning Support assistants
• Technicians
• Administrative staff
• Supply teachers/Cover supervisors
• Students
• Peripatetic staff
• Catering and cleaning staff
• Premises staff
• Midday supervisors
• Visitors/volunteers
• Adult helpers
• Local Governors
• Trustees