Eastcote Primary Academy fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 175 (Section 157 for Independent Schools and Academies) of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. In addition Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a statutory responsibility to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ (known as the Prevent Duty).

Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, staff have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to the child’s relevant Social Care. We have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is specifically trained and nominated within school. Working alongside the DSL is the ‘Safeguarding Team’.

Eastcote Primary Academy adheres to the London Child Protection Procedures, and London Safeguarding Children Threshold Document (click here to view the document) to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our DSLs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.

By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.

Please have a look at the information below to find out more about how we can all work together to keep our children, families and whole community, safe. For any queries that aren’t answerable with the information below, please contact the school office, find one of the DSL team in person, or email

Our Safeguarding Team

Photo of Mrs R England, Principal at Eastcote Primary Academy.

Mrs R England

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Photo of Mrs Katie Hall, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) at Eastcote Primary Academy.

Mrs K Hall

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jani Levanen portrait

Mr J Levanen


Key Documents

Please click on the link below to view our safeguarding policies:

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Child Protection Policy for Early Years Settings
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
View our policies

More information about Safeguarding at Eastcote

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and all police forces. Operation Encompass means that our academy will be told, prior to the start of the next school day, when police have attended an incident of domestic abuse where there is a child or young person who attends our academy who is related to any of those involved in the incident. 

We have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, has been trained about Operation Encompass procedures. This allows us to use the information that has been confidentially shared with us by the police, to understand how a child may be impacted by domestic abuse and to then offer support to the children in our care. 

Click here for more information about operation encompass

Be Aware

You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even know their name. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse.

Take Responsibility

Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call / referral. You could help to save a child’s life. If you are worried, report it.

Take Action

If you are a member of Eastcote Primary Academy, please log your concern or worry via our safeguarding software, Bromcom, using your usual login details. If you are a parent or member of the public, please inform a member of the safeguarding team – one of whom will always be available onsite during school hours.

In the unlikely event that you can not meet with our DSL or DDSL, you can contact the Bexley Children’s Services Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and ask for a consultation.


Let’s work together to keep our children safe.

MASH Contact Details

020 3045 5440 – business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
020 8303 7777 / 020 8303 7171 – out of hours (Mon-Fri, 6pm-8am, and weekends)