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Pinner High School is fully committed to its responsibilities for safeguarding and child protection. We recognise that all staff have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm. We believe that our school should provide a positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual student, and one in which students feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play in safeguarding; identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.  Safeguarding encompasses the arrangements that are in place for all children. Child protection refers to the policy and procedures for children who have been significantly harmed or are at risk of harm.

Pinner High School is committed to safeguarding children and will create a culture of vigilance in the school, ensuring that in all cases we will work in the best interests of the students in our care. All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn and our policy applies to all staff, adults, governors and volunteers working in the school.

Pinner High School’s Safeguarding Team

The Safeguarding Team is structured as outlined below. All members of the Safeguarding team have undertaken Level 3 training in Safeguarding.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Emma Pacey, Deputy Headteacher

Additional Safeguarding Leads:

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Amy Wild, Pastoral Lead
  • Ben Hobbs - Assistant Headteacher
  • Hemal Pandya - Deputy Headteacher and Head of 6th Form
  • Hannah Walls - SENCO and Associate Assistant Headteacher
  • Maran Dhannie - Inclusion Manager
  • Rhian Jenkins - ARMS Lead

Safeguarding Trustee and Governor: David Chappell

The Headteacher Raj Patel and Chair of the Governing Body, Dr Andy Ahmed are also Level 3 Safeguarding Trained.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the main contact point for any safeguarding issues within the school. The role involves keeping up to date with legislative and administrative changes in procedures; ensuring staff are trained in aspects of safeguarding including child protection protocols; liaising with external agencies such as health and social care professionals; working with the Headteacher and Governors to ensure we are meeting the needs of all students.

Our Safeguarding Governor, Mr. David Chappell, supports the school in matters of strategy, policy and accountability.


Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

The Safeguarding Policy and Procedures at Pinner High School are outlined in our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which is attached below. They take account of the most recent guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' 2023.

Anyone who is worried about a child can use Harrow's Golden Number: 0208 901 2690. The Children and Family Service out of hours number is 0208 424 0999. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, you can make an anonymous referral directly to Harrow Children's Services by calling: 020 8901 2690 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Follow the link below for more information or to contact Children's services out of hours:


Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all members of school staff which is why a regular training programme is delivered to everyone at Pinner High School whether they are teaching or support staff.

All members of staff have completed either Level 1 or Level 2 Safeguarding training as well as having ongoing training on specific safeguarding issues.

Training is closely linked to the guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and all staff are expected to read and understand Part 1 and Appendix A.


Preventing Radicalisation

The PHS Prevent Statement has been written in response to and is based on government guidance in place from time to time, including but not limited to Prevent Duty Guidance and Keeping Children Safe In Education 24/25, which forms part of the government’s counterterrorism strategy.  The Pinner High School Prevent Statement is attached below. 

British Values

Pinner High School is committed to the promotion of British Values. The school statement on British Values is below.

Children Looked After and Previously Looked After

Pinner High works closely with the Local Authority to support Children who are Looked After and previously Looked After. At Pinner High School, Emma Pacey (Deputy Headteacher) is the Designated Teacher for Children Looked After and Previously Looked After.

The Virtual School Head responsible for the progress of Looked After children in Harrow is Mellania Williamson-Taylor. The virtual school can be contacted via email:

The Looked After Child Policy is attached below.