Keeping Children Safe

Our Safeguarding Commitment

Our school places a great deal of emphasis on keeping our pupils safe and it is a central part of our school aims. All adults in school are fully vetted to check they are safe to work with children and our staff receive regular safeguarding training to ensure they are up to date with the latest guidance and statutory requirements. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy sets out the many ways in which all staff are vigilant to possible safeguarding concerns and how we work with a range of agencies, including Richmond and Kingston’s Single Point of Access (SPA) to ensure we fully meet our safeguarding duties.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Interim Deputy Headteacher, Miss McAvoy. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Interim Headteacher, Miss Macklearn. The governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mrs Lucy James. If you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue in school please speak with your child's teacher or one of the above key staff members. Alternatively, the SPA can be contacted via their website: or on the following telephone number: 0208 547 5008.

Please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy in the key policies section.

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button below.  If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at 

Further information for parents about safeguarding and keeping children safe can be found on the NSPCC webpage for parents:

Childline also have a website with age appropriate advice for primary school children on topics such as bullying.  It also has games and other interactive tools. Your child can visit it at


Harmful Sexual Behaviours (HSB)

We take a zero-tolerance approach to Harmful Sexual Behaviours at Bishop Perrin School and use our school values and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum to teach our children about treating others the way we would like to be treated ourselves, with respect, consent and developing healthy and positive relationships. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (which can be found on our website in key information/key policies sets out how we teach and support our children to learn about HSB.

Guidance for parents and carers in supporting their children understand about HSB can be found via the Children’s Commissioner’s website:  a guide for parents and carers on online sexual harassment and how they can support children to stay safe online.