“Give justice to the weak and dispossessed; defend the rights of the poor and suffering.” Psalm 82:3
As an inclusive Church of England school, Saint Gabriel’s College is committed to helping every child flourish and fulfil their God-given potential. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students lies at the heart of this mission.
At SGC we ensure that safeguarding and child protection underpins every aspect of or our processes and policy development. We always operate with the best interests of each individual child at heart and we will never treat a child as a means to an end. Where there is a safeguarding concern, a child’s wishes and feelings are always taken into account before we decide what action to take and what services to provide. The systems we have in place are well promoted, easily understood and easily accessible for children to confidently report abuse, knowing their concerns will be treated seriously, and knowing they can safely express their views and give feedback.
Parents and carers are encouraged to be aware of and read our policies pertaining to safeguarding which can be accessed by clicking on the links below:
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
- E-Safety Policy
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy
- Anti-Extremism Policy
- Other Adults Working with SGC Students Policy
- Educational Visits Policy
- Behaviour Policy
- Looked after children Policy
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Attendance and Punctuality Policy
Bradley Cornish - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Telephone: 0207 793 3912
Annouska Cunningham - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Telephone: 0207 793 3907
Natalie Lalsee - Safeguarding Officer
Telephone: 0207 793 3938
If you have any concerns, please contact anyone on the safeguarding team using the contact details above.
If you have concerns during holidays and over the weekend, please contact Bradley Cornish, the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
In the case of an emergency, please call 999, or one of the following numbers:
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000Local Social Services
Southwark Services: Report a concern about a child - Southwark
T: 0207 525 1921
Lambeth Services: Report a concern about a child - Lambeth
Croydon Social Services: Report a concern about a child - Croydon
T: 020 8255 2888
Wandsworth Social Services: Report a concern about a child - Wandsworth
T: 020 8871 7899
Bromley Social Services: Reporting child abuse – London Borough of Bromley
T: 020 8461 7373
T: 020 8461 7379
T: 020 8461 7026
If you need to find the Children’s Social Care Department for an area other than those above, click on the link below:
Find your local council - GOV.UK
Child Protection allegations against staff
Child Protection allegations against staff are regarded as a ‘whistle-blowing’ complaints.