Terms and Conditions for The Fair Play School

  • Payments will be returned if a class has to be cancelled due to minimum numbers not being achieved.
  • The Fair Play School, or any of their staff, will not be held responsible for any loss or injury during the class. Accidents and incidents will be recorded and parents and carers will be informed according to The Fair Play School's Accident and Incident Policy.
  • Your child must be aged between 5-11 years old and have an Education, Health and Care Plan or be in the stages of referral for support with a special educational need and/or disability.
  • We are fully inclusive and we will work with you to support behaviour difficulties and challenges, however bullying will not be tolerated. If we have good reason to believe bullying is occurring, we reserve the right to remove your child.
  • You must declare all medical conditions and special educational needs and disabilities during registration and keep us up-to-date should this change by emailing us at [email protected].
  • If your child is not yet toilet trained or able to carry out personal hygiene independently, you must inform The Fair Play School during registration. You also agree to provide necessary resources for toileting e.g. nappies and wipes.
  • If your child has a medical need for which staff members are not currently trained, you will need to nominate a 1:1 to stay on site for the duration of the session.
  • Whilst The Fair Play School takes necessary precautions to assess risks and reduce the likelihood of risks wherever possible, you acknowledge that risks from participation in particular activities e.g. outdoor learning, may occur.
  • You must declare if you do not want your child to be photographed for marketing use, and keep us up-to-date should this change using the given email address or phone number.
  • Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received. Paid for spaces will be given priority.
  • We are only able to accept bookings on a half-termly basis. If you are having difficulty making payment, please contact [email protected].
  • You must refrain from bringing your child to class if they have had any form of illness within 48 hours of the class.
  • If your child is not collected at the agreed collection time, we will refer to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy regarding next steps. We reserve the right to charge a late collection fee.
  • Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for missed sessions due to your own circumstances. 
  • If there are any sessions missed due to typical bad weather or staff illness, The Fair Play School will offer a make-up session, or parents will be refunded. 
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Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Date for review: 01/03/2025
It is the policy of The Fair Play School to provide an inclusive, caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child and supports children’s learning and development. We will ensure that all children in our care are kept safe by minimising risks and providing a safe environment and ensuring any concerns about a child are followed up in the right way. The Fair Play School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy will be reviewed as necessary, always following a serious incident and at least once a year. The next date for annual review will be 1st January 2025.
The purpose of this policy statement is: 
to protect children and young people who receive The Fair Play School’s services from harm. 
to provide staff and volunteers, as well as children and young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection. 
This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of The Fair Play School, including senior managers and the board of directors, paid staff, volunteers, sessional workers, agency staff and students. 
We believe that: 
·       children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind 
·       we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them
We recognise that: 
the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take 
working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare 
all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse 
some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues 
extra safeguards may be needed to keep children who are additionally vulnerable safe from abuse 
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by: 
·       valuing, listening to and respecting them 
·       appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people, a deputy and a lead member of the managing committee for safeguarding 
·       adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers 
·       developing and implementing an effective online safety policy and related procedures 
·       providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently
recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made 
recording and storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance 
sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their families via leaflets, posters, group work and one-to-one discussions 
making sure that children, young people and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern 
using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately 
using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately 
creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise 
ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place 
ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance 
building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns. 
The Fair Play School will:
ensure all staff and volunteers within The Fair Play School who have contact with children have up to date policies and Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List checks. 
accept the moral and legal responsibilities to endorse and implement procedures to provide a duty of care for young people, safeguard their wellbeing and protect them from abuse. 
respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. 
recruit, train and supervise its employees and volunteers to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect young people from abuse, and themselves against false allegations. 
require staff/volunteers to adopt and abide by The Fair Play School’s policies, objectives, procedures and the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
treat everyone with respect. 
remember that some issues are confidential. 
ensure that all activities have more than one adult present or at least within sight and hearing of others. 
take action to stop any inappropriate verbal or physical behaviour. 
respond to any allegations appropriately and implement a The Fair Play School disciplinary and appeals procedure. 
The guidance given in The Fair Play School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is based on the following principles: 
The welfare of young people (the Children’s Act 1989 defines a young person as under 18 years) and disabled adults is the primary concern. 
All young people, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse. 
It is the responsibility of child protection experts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place but it is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns. 
All incidents of suspicious poor practice and allegations should be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. 
Legal Framework
We aim to put children first, and so our policy is informed by the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child:

• Non-discrimination - All the rights apply to all children equally regardless of their race, sex, religion, language, disability, opinion, or family background. (Article 2).

• Best interests of child - When adults or organisations make decisions which affect children, they must always think first about what is best for the child. (Article 3). 
• The child’s view - Children have the right to say what they think about anything which affects them. When courts or official organisations make decisions which affect children, they must listen to what children want and feel. (Article 12). 
The Children Act 1989 and Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places duties on us to have a regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Working Together 2018 is the statutory guidance for “all organisations and agencies who have functions relating to children.” Working Together is a guide to “inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.” It says that “practitioners should be proactive in sharing information as early as possible to help identify, assess and respond to risks or concerns about the safety and welfare of children, whether this is when problems are first emerging, or where a child is already known to local authority children’s social care.” 
Working Together defines safeguarding as: 
Protecting children from maltreatment. 
Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development. The health, safety and welfare of children in our care is of paramount importance to everyone who works at The Fair Play School and all staff are trained in safeguarding. 
Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. 
Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. 
We therefore kindly request that parents and carers should read this policy prior to a child being left in our care. 
Safer recruitment, selection, induction and training procedures and processes for all directors, staff and volunteers include the following:
a)     an Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check is required for all directors, staff and volunteers who will be working unsupervised with any child or young person.
b)    planned induction of all directors, staff and volunteers, to include signed and dated confirmation of their understanding and acceptance of The Fair Play School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, procedures and code of conduct.
c)     clear safeguarding procedures to inform directors, new staff and volunteers about the appropriate action to take in the event of concerns about a child;
d)    volunteers’ attendance at the Wandsworth Borough Council Courses in safeguarding; all volunteers accessing safeguarding refresher training in accordance with best practice guidance in the area of child protection.
e)    accessing effective guidance, training and support to ensure that they are able to work within these procedures.
Ongoing support and supervision for staff and volunteers
1)     The Fair Play School ensures that all volunteers and staff access regular, recorded support and supervision in line with best practice guidance, and are clear about their role and responsibilities, through: 
a)     the implementation of The Fair Play School standards and methods of practice and safeguarding code of conduct for directors, staff and volunteers.
b)    identifying personnel to hold the designated safeguarding responsibilities within The Fair Play School. 
c)     procedures to structure the management of any allegations of abuse against directors, staff or volunteers.
Induction and training 
All staff and volunteers will receive induction training that will include health and safety and safeguarding. Information regarding this policy should be disseminated to all users.
From this training, the staff and volunteers should be able to: 
·  respond appropriately to disclosures. 
·  recognise signs of abuse and know the appropriate reporting systems for this. 
Information Sharing
1) The Fair Play School has clear expectations of all directors, staff and volunteers for sharing information about families, parents, children and young people: 
a)  all The Fair Play School service users are made aware of The Fair Play School’s safeguarding and confidentiality policies.
b)  a factual dated record of contact with a child(ren) are kept in line with The Fair Play School’s record keeping and record retention procedures.
c)  The Fair Play School recognises the importance of sharing information to protect children and normally the disclosure of the confidential information to any other person may only be undertaken with the expressed permission of the parents for the purpose of assisting the family, however; 
d)  where it is considered necessary for the welfare and protection of a child, information will be shared with the appropriate authority and families will be kept informed of The Fair Play School ́s actions, unless to do so would put the child at greater risk of harm. 
Local Partnership and Procedures
Protecting children is a shared responsibility. In order to fulfil its responsibilities in promoting the welfare and safety of children, The Fair Play School: 
a)  maintains effective links with organisations working with children and their families within the community.
b)  liaises with local partnership arrangements designed to protect children and promote their wellbeing.
c)  takes part in local multi-disciplinary training and integrated working in order to maintain an up to date understanding of local processes and to take up appropriate opportunities for professional development.
d)  is aware of, holds current information on and works within the requirements of the local procedures followed by statutory and voluntary agencies.
e)  identifies a local child protection/safeguarding adviser to support and advise The Fair Play School with regard to local issues and procedures for safeguarding children. 
Additionally, The Fair Play School maintains an up-to-date awareness of national and local guidance and follows appropriate local safeguarding and child protection procedures. All volunteers and staff are encouraged to share concerns with the director who is charged with monitoring child protection issues. The staff member with overall responsibility for child protection monitoring is: 
Hannah Brimson
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07736677766
If the situation is clearly an urgent case, the child is too frightened to go home or we have serious doubts about the child’s safety, we will contact Social Work Services or Police immediately. If our concerns are more general about a child’s welfare, then we will discuss these with the DSL and Strategic Safeguarding Lead, who will then make a referral to Social Work who will make the arrangements. It is important that all volunteers and staff communicate concerns accurately. Concerns should be recorded on a Safeguarding Record Form and stored within the safeguarding case file, locked in the manager’s office.
Designated Safeguarding Lead is: 
Hannah Brimson
Email: [email protected]  
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Charmaine Bolah
Email: [email protected]
Marcia Brooks
Email: [email protected]
Definitions of Safeguarding
Safeguarding involves all agencies doing everything possible to minimise the risk of harm to children and young people and is defined in Working Together 2018 as:
protecting children from maltreatment.
preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
undertaking that role to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
Working Together (DCSF 2018) sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. It is important that all staff and volunteers working to safeguard children and young people understand fully their responsibilities and duties as set out in primary legislation and associated regulations and guidance.
Child Protection
Child protection is about safeguarding and promoting welfare. Child protection refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or are at risk of suffering significant harm. All agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced.
The Fair Play School members, staff and volunteers have a duty to ensure that all members, staff and volunteers, including those working for partner agencies, have an understanding and commitment to Working Together to Safeguard Children. All should have a good understanding of safeguarding concerns, including potential abuse and neglect of children and young people, which may come to light in the workplace as well as in the settings we operate.  At whatever level risks are identified, members, staff and volunteers will highlight them and seek to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to safeguard the children concerned.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead, along with the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, have a responsibility so that all directors, staff and volunteers and those who undertake work on our behalf maintain a proper focus on safeguarding children and young people and that this is reflected both in sound individual practice and our internal policies and guidance. All permanent, part time and volunteer staff working with children and young people must:
Give highest priority to children’s welfare.
Recognise, identify, and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.
Respond appropriately to disclosure by a child, or young person, of abuse.
Respond appropriately to allegations against staff, other adults, and against themselves.
Act appropriately during inspection and understand safe practice in carrying out their duties.
Be alert to the risks which abusers, or potential abusers, may pose.
Categories of Abuse
Children may be in need of protection where their basic needs are not being met in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development, and they will be at risk through avoidable acts of commission or omission on the part of their parent(s), sibling(s), other relative(s), or a carer (i.e. the person(s) while not a parent who has actual custody of the child)”. This is a very open definition that encourages us to be open-minded and think about what child abuse is. For those working in the field of child protection, the definition is broken down further into categories of abuse namely:

Physical Injury
Any significant harm caused to the child, or the failure to prevent it. 
Sexual Abuse
This is sexual exploitation of a child or adolescent. This might be full sexual intercourse, masturbation, oral sex, anal intercourse or fondling. Showing children pornographic magazines or videos is also a form of sexual abuse. This can also take place online in the form of grooming or sexting (please refer to our online safety policy). 
Emotional Abuse
This is the severe emotional ill treatment or rejection of a child, which can lead to them suffering harm. All abuse involves some emotional ill treatment, but emotional abuse can take place in isolation. It can also take the form of online shaming and bullying (please refer to our online safety policy). 
Physical Neglect
For example, the failure to protect the child from exposure to any kind of danger, including cold and starvation or extreme failure to carry out important aspects of care, which leads to a child suffering harm. 
Signs of Abuse 
Below are a number of signs of abuse. However, they are only indications that abuse might have taken place. Most symptoms can have many reasonable explanations which account for them. However, if you do suspect abuse you must act. 
a)     loss of weight
b)    tired or lethargic
c)     unattended medical needs 
d)    non-organic failure to thrive (non-medical reason)
e)    self-inflicted wounds
f)      constantly asking for food
g)     persistent hunger
h)    running away
i)      frequently late or absent
j)      inappropriate clothing

Physical Abuse 
a)     unexplained bruises (in various stages of healing)
b)    welts
c)     human bite marks
d)    unexplained burns/immersion marks
e)    unexplained fractures, lacerations or abrasions complaining of soreness
Sexual Abuse
a)     soreness or bleeding in throat, anal or genital areas
b)    frequent urine infections
c)     stomach pains for no medical reason
Emotional Abuse 
a)     change in behaviour
b)    aggressive behaviour
c)     severe tantrums
d)    a ‘don’t care’ attitude
e)    a fear of one particular adult
f)      a fear of returning home
g)     behavioural indicators
h)    frequent masturbation
i)      aggressive and inappropriate sex play
j)      withdrawal
k)     isolated
l)      mistrustful of adults
m)   poor eating
n)    nightmares
o)    becoming hysterical when nappy changed or other clothing removed
p)    lagging development
q)    overreaction to mistakes
r)     sudden speech disorders
s)     extremes of passivity or aggression
t)     having few friends
u)    appearing depressed
v)     seeming out of control
County Lines
County lines is a form of criminal exploitation where urban gangs persuade, coerce or force children and young people to store drugs and money and/or transport them to suburban areas, market towns and coastal towns (Home Office, 2018). It can happen in any part of the UK and is against the law and a form of child abuse. If you’re worried that a child or young person might be or is at risk of being exploited by a county lines gang, you must share your concerns.
Like other forms of abuse and exploitation, county lines exploitation:
can affect any child or young person (male or female) under the age of 18 years.
can affect any vulnerable adult over the age of 18 years.
can still be exploitation, even if the activity appears consensual.
can involve force and/or enticement-based methods of compliance and is often accompanied by violence or threats of violence.
can be perpetrated by individuals or groups, males or females, and young people or adults.
is typified by some form of power imbalance in favour of those perpetrating the exploitation. Whilst age may be the most obvious, this power imbalance can also be due to a range of other factors including gender, cognitive ability, physical strength, status, and access to economic or other resources.
One of the key factors found in most cases of county lines exploitation is the presence of some form of exchange (e.g. carrying drugs in return for something). Where it is the victim who is offered, promised, or given something they need or want, the exchange can include both tangible (such as money, drugs, or clothes) and intangible rewards (such as status, protection or perceived friendship or affection). It is important to remember the unequal power dynamic within which this exchange occurs and to remember that the receipt of something by a young person or vulnerable adult does not make them any less of a victim. It is also important to note that the prevention of something negative can also fulfil the requirement for exchange, for example a young person who engages in county lines activity to stop someone carrying out a threat to harm his/her family.
The Prevent duty is designed to stop people from becoming involved in terrorism, supporting terrorism, or being drawn into non-violent extremism. The Prevent duty came into force as part of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act in 2015. It places a duty on educational providers and other public bodies to help prevent children, young people and vulnerable adults from being radicalised and drawn into terrorism. This means identifying those at risk and taking the appropriate actions. The Prevent duty is linked to safeguarding in that it aims to protect the same vulnerable individuals. If you work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, you have a legal duty in respect of safeguarding and Prevent. You need to understand what that duty is, how to identify individuals at risk, and how to take action to prevent or report issues relating to safeguarding and Prevent. Report any concerns to the DSL or Deputy DSLs immediately. 
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs. It is illegal in the UK and a form of child abuse with long-lasting harmful consequences. Professionals in all agencies, and individuals and groups in relevant communities, need to be alert to the possibility of a girl being at risk of FGM, or already having suffered FGM.
There are a range of potential indicators that a girl may be at risk of FGM. Warning signs that FGM has taken place are often difficult to identify. The list below is not exhaustive but may indicate a concern:
a girl has difficulty walking or sitting, or looks uncomfortable.
a girl finds it hard to sit for long periods of time, and this was not previously a problem.
a girl spends longer than normal in the toilet due to difficulty urinating.
a girl spends long periods of time away from a classroom during the day with bladder or menstrual problems.
a girl has frequent urinary, menstrual or stomach problem.
The indicators of the risk of FGM are often subtle and the list below is not exhaustive:

a female child’s family comes from a community known to practise FGM.
the family indicate that there are strong levels of influence held by elders and/or elders involved in bringing up female children.
a woman/family believes FGM is integral to cultural or religious identity.
a girl/family has limited level of integration within the UK community.
parents/carers have limited access to information about FGM and do not know the harmful effects of FGM.
a girl confides to a professional that she is to have a special procedure or attend a ceremony to ‘become a woman.’
a girl talks about a long holiday to her country of origin or another country where the practice is prevalent.
parents/carers state that they or a relative will take the girl out of the country for a prolonged period.
parents/carers or a family member expresses concern that FGM may be carried out on the girl.
a family is not engaging with professionals.
a family is already known to social care in relation to other safeguarding issues.
a girl requests help from a teacher or another adult because she is aware or suspects that she may be at immediate risk of FGM.
a girl talks about FGM in conversation with other children.
a girl is unexpectedly absent from school.
Responses to suspected risk of FGM or that a young person has been a victim of FGM
It is recognised that it is unlikely that staff will easily identify students at risk. However, if staff have a concern regarding a girl that might be at risk of FGM, they should activate safeguarding procedures via the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Bullying is any behaviour that is intended to hurt, threaten or frighten another person or group of people. It undermines self-esteem and self-confidence and destroys the victim’s sense of security. Bullying may consist in a single act but is more generally recognised as a repeated series of actions directed with malicious intent by an individual or group against a victim. It may hurt physically, emotionally and/or psychologically and is often motivated by prejudice against a particular group: for example, on grounds of race, religion, culture, sex, gender, special educational needs and disability, or because a child is adopted or is a carer. It may occur directly or through cyber-technology e.g. social websites, mobile phones, text messages, photographs and emails. 
Bullying in any form is fundamentally at odds with The Fair Play School’s ethos and is, therefore, wholly unacceptable. The Fair Play School is committed to preventing bullying by maintaining a culture which does not provide fertile ground for bullying in any form and countering bullying if it is found to occur. Any instances of bullying are to be dealt with promptly, robustly and consistently. Appropriate measures must be taken to support the victim and reform the perpetrator. The Fair Play School community is based upon respect. Staff should be vigilant and work to prevent bullying as soon as any instance is suspected.
Under the Children’s Act 1989, a bullying incident should be treated as a child protection concern when there is ‘reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm.’ Where this is the case, the Designated Safeguarding Lead has a duty to report the concern to the local authority.
Bullying via social media 
Although bullying in itself is not a specific criminal offence in the UK, it is important to be aware that some types of harassing or threatening behaviour or communications could constitute a criminal offence under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, the Malicious Communications Act 1988, the Communications Act 2003 or the Public Order Act 1986. It is, for instance, an offence under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 for a person to send an electronic communication to another person with the intent to cause distress or anxiety or which is indecent or grossly offensive, threatening, or containing information which is false and known or believed to be false by the sender. If staff become aware that a young person has concerns of this nature, the matter must be reported to the DSL or DDSLs as a matter of urgency.
Good Practice Guidance
The risks from abuse can be reduced through using the following straightforward common sense working practices: 
·  always work in an open environment, avoiding private or obscured areas and situations. 
·  encourage open communication with all our users and between staff, with no secrets.
·  treat all children and young people with dignity and respect. 
·  always put the welfare of the child first. 
·  maintain a safe and appropriate distance, avoiding unnecessary body contact. 
·  build balanced relationships based on mutual trust which empower the children. 
·  when helping a child with intimate care, there should always be two staff members available.
·  ensure that there is a balanced staff team in terms of gender and ability. 
·  be a safe role model, encouraging the children to keep themselves safe. 
·  give enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than criticism. 
·  recognise the developmental needs of each child or young person and treat them as individuals. 
·  securing loco parentis, in writing, for the administration of emergency first aid and medication. 
·  keeping a written record of accidents, incidents and near misses, along with any action taken. 
·  using the care card system to record information received from and given to parents and carers. 
·  where appropriate, the children should be taught how to seek help. 
The following have not been sanctioned and must be avoided: 
·  engaging in rough and tumble or sexually provocative games. 
·  allowing or engaging in any form of inappropriate touching. 
·  allowing children to use inappropriate language unchallenged. 
·  making sexually suggestive comments to a child. 
·  reducing a child to tears, rage or frustration as a form of control or through lack of communication or respect. 
·  using excessive physical force.
·  allowing disclosures made by a child to go unrecorded and acted upon. 
It may sometimes be necessary for staff or volunteers to do things of a personal nature for children, particularly if they are young or are disabled. These tasks should only be carried out with the full understanding and consent of parents and the child/young person involved. There is a need to be responsive to a person’s reactions. If a person is fully dependent on you, talk with him/her about what you are doing and give choices where possible. This is particularly so if you are involved in any dressing or undressing of outer clothing, or where there is physical contact, lifting or assisting a child to carry out particular activities. Avoid taking on the responsibility for tasks for which you are not appropriately trained. 
Onsite Designated Persons 
If you have concerns or worries about any users of The Fair Play School you should speak to: 
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Hannah Brimson
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07736677766
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Charmaine Bolah
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07502395456
Marcia Brooks
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07944128589
Where a child is any risk of significant harm, call 999.
Reporting Procedures 
The child's welfare and safety must have first priority. 
If you have concerns or worries: 
·  discuss your concerns with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (or in their absence, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads). If your concerns are about the Designated Safeguarding Lead, report to the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
·  the designated person will evaluate the situation and collect the information from you. 
·  it is vitally important that any disclosure made is recorded factually as soon as possible; this is whether or not the matter is taken up by another authority. 
·  a Safeguarding Record Form should be completed for all concerns and/or disclosures. These forms are available from the manager’s office. If forms are not available, please record the following detail for entry later: 
Date and time of what has occurred and the time the disclosure was made. 
Names of people who were involved. 
What was said or done by whom. 
Action taken. 
Where relevant, reasons why there is no referral to a statutory agency.
Names of person reporting and to who reported.
·  All forms and written information must be confidential and filed in a locked cabinet, locked in the office.
·  The designated person will ensure that the child is safe and take action to ensure the immediate safety of the child.
If it is thought that a child or young person is at immediate risk of significant harm, then the onsite designated person should call 999. 
There are 4 possible outcomes of this process: 
No further action is taken. 
No further action is taken (situation monitored internally).
DSL to refer to Wandsworth’s Level of Need framework, including Early Help, and follow their procedure. 
Wandsworth Integrated Referral Hub
Safeguarding and Child Protection: Important Information for Parents
Allegations against staff
If you have any concerns that a staff member, student or volunteer is inappropriate with a child or young person attending The Fair Play School, please immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Hannah Brimson – 07736677766
If she is unavailable or indeed the matter concerns her, please immediately contact
The Designated Safeguarding Deputy Leads: 
Charmaine Bolah – 07502 395456
Marcia Brooks – 07944 128589
Local Authority Designated Officer
Anita Gibbons
07974 586 461
[email protected]
Interim Local Authority Designated Officer
Alice Peatling
[email protected]
Interim Service Manager - Safeguarding and the LADO
Rachel Greene
07780 226 639
[email protected]
Allegations against parents
If you have concerns about a parent or carer of a child attending The Fair Play School, please contact one of the following:
The Designated Safeguarding Lead – Hannah Brimson – 07736677766
If she is unavailable or indeed the matter concerns her, please contact:
The Designated Safeguarding Deputy Leads: 
Charmaine Bolah – 07502 395456 
Marcia Brooks – 07944 128589
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
020 8871 6622
[email protected]
NSPCC Helpline
0808 800 5000

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.
This policy was last reviewed on: ..........................1st March 2024
Signed: ......................H Brimson..............................................................
Date: .........................01/03/24...........................................................
Date for review: 01/03/2025