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The designated safeguarding lead at Parkfield is Ms Polya supported by her deputies Ms Holding, Mrs Cunningham, Miss Harris and Mr Catley

Where do I report concerns or get support for children?  Contact one of  the above safeguarding leads or click on to Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership and make a direct concern to The Barnet Safeguarding Team.

Parkfield School Prevent Statement

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Prevent Pamphlet Strategy

Parkfield School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people by taking all reasonable steps to protect them from neglect, physical, sexual or emotional harm.


Staff and volunteers will at all times show respect and understanding for the rights, safety, and welfare of all service users and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our school and academy trust.

We will do this by:

  • ensuring that all of our staff and volunteers are carefully selected, trained and supervised;

  • assessing all risk carefully that children and young people encounter and taking all necessary steps to minimise and manage them;

  • letting parents and children and young people know how to voice concerns or complaints about anything that they may not be happy with;

  • giving parents, children and young people and workers information about what we do and what can be expected from us.

  • requiring clubs, societies, groups using Parkfield  School facilities, to have and abide by their own code, policies, and procedures which a copy must be shown to us; 

  • responding to allegations appropriately with a full investigation and, if appropriate, implement the disciplinary and appeals procedures

  • to develop and implement an appropriate monitoring and review system to ensure compliance with Parkfield School?s Child Protection Policy and Procedures.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

The LADO deals with allegations against staff within the children's workforce in Barnet.

Where one of the following allegations have been made, these must be reported to the LADO within one working day:

  • behaved in a way that has harmed or may have harmed a child 

  • possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child

  • behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates he/she would pose a risk of harm if they work with children regularly or closely. 

The LADO can also be contacted for advice regarding concerns or suspicions about behaviour towards children by staff within Barnet's children's workforce. This includes volunteers as well as paid staff and those in a position of trust for example faith leaders.

Barnet LADO should be contacted via the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team.

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