Sydenham School Summer Support Guide

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Student safeguarding message

Useful links

If you have a safeguarding concern you may contact Ms George, Designated Safeguarding Lead, during school hours at You may also contact Childline on 0800 1111.

If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do, go to or call 111.

If you want to contact the police, ambulance or fire brigade, dial 999 in an emergency or 101 to report a concern or a crime. Remember these services are likely to be under pressure over the next few weeks, so please access them sensibly.

Please keep yourselves and others safe,

Kind regards,

Eleanor George

Assistant Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead

Telephone: 0208 699 6731 ext. 605

The golden thread of safeguarding is integral to everything that we do at Sydenham School. 
If a student is worried about something that is happening either at school or outside of school we have lots of members of staff that can help.
Students can talk to any adult that they trust at the school. The tutor is often a good place to start, or the members of staff shown on the posters displayed throughout the school. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms George.
Students can tell the chosen member of staff that they need to speak to them. If the concern is serious, the student should say so, and the member of staff will make time to speak with them straight away. 
Our Inclusion Faculty also offer drop-in support in Inclusion at break time and lunch time. 
Outside school hours, students can seek support via Childline on 0800 1111. In an emergency out of school hours, please call 999. 
If you are a parent or another adult who has concerns about the safety of one of our students, please contact Ms George our Designated Safeguarding Lead via our Main Reception on 0208 6996731 or via email at  Please note that messages can only be responded to during school hours and the school term. In an emergency, please contact the Police. 
Sydenham School is also part of Operation Encompass, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police.  This means that the school is informed before the start of the school day if one of our students has been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic incident that has been reported to the police.  Our staff are then able to provide support for the student to meet their needs following the incident.  If you have any questions about this, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Ms George.


Safeguarding and Child Protection


Please find here a link to information on Child Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Child trafficking and modern slavery are child abuse. Traffickers often groom children, families and communities to gain their trust. They may also threaten families with violence or threats. Please do read through the information and contact me if you have any queries on this, or any other element of safeguarding at Sydenham School.