At Chase Bridge we recognise that it is everyone’s moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.


Our safeguarding commitment

We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. The best interests of the child are considered at all times. We are committed to identifying concerns early and putting into place early help when necessary. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. If a child is in danger or at risk of harm, action should be taken immediately to protect that child.  A summary document summarising all that we do to maintain a safe school for our community can be found here. 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to 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; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It also relates to aspects of school life including:

  • Pupils’ health and safety
  • The use of reasonable force (restraint)
  • Meeting the needs of children with medical conditions
  • Providing first aid
  • Educational visits
  • Intimate care
  • Online safety
  • Appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context
If you are a parent or carer, and would like help for your child or your family, please contact Amy Gray our Pastoral Manager at the school and we can decide with you on the support needed. Outside of school hours, or for more urgent cases, you can contact:
Richmond Local Authority on 020 8891 7969/020 8547 5008 (
If you are a Hounslow resident, please contact 0208 583 6600
If you are worried that a child may be in imminent danger, please call 999.
Both local authorities offer Child Protection and Early Help services for families. These services are provided by Achieving for Children (AfC) and Hounslow Children's Services.  Please see below information on how to support your family.
Richmond AFC - Family Support and Advice
Hounslow Children's Services - Family Support and Advice
Our staff are trained to look for signs that children may need help and can refer to  Single Point of Access at AfC or Hounslow Child Protection Services, who will coordinate and manage additional support for children, whatever their level of need.
AfC and Hounslow Child Protection Services offer professional help in these areas:
  1. Support for your child and/or your family if there are problems at home
  2. Support if your child is anxious or depressed
  3. Support if your child needs help managing his/her behaviour
  4. Support if your child's attendance at school is dropping
  5. Support to prevent substance misuse
  6. Support to prevent exploitation
  7. Support to improve parenting skills
  8. Child Protection Services


Who is responsible for safeguarding at Chase Bridge?

Every member of staff is responsible for safeguarding here at our school. The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for child protection at Chase Bridge is Brian Ostro (Deputy Headteacher).

In the event the designated safeguarding lead is absent the deputy designated staff are:

  • Daniel Bishop (Headteacher)
  • Amy Gray (Pastoral Manager)

The nominated governor for this school is Mike Dormer (Chair of the Governing Body).


Operation Encompass

Chase Bridge has signed up to the police initiative Operation Encompass that helps the school to provide silent support to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the DSL in school before the child or children arrive at school the following day. This ensures that the school has up-to-date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable silent support to be given to the child according to their needs.

Safeguarding Summary
Safeguarding children is our number one priority and it permeates through everything we do at Chase Bridge.  Here is a summary of how our safeguarding practice links with all aspects of school life.  




Get In Touch

Chase Bridge Primary School
Kneller Road

020 8892 1242

Headteacher: Mr Bishop
School Business Manager: Mrs Kan