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.

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


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 in Chase Bridge is Brian Ostro (Deputy Headteacher).

In the event the designated safeguarding lead is absent the deputy designated people in this school are:

  • Brian Ostro (Deputy Head)
  • Kate Gauvain (Assistant Headteacher and SENCO)
  • Amy Gray (Safeguarding and Welfare Officer)

In the rare event that the deputies are also unavailable, please speak to another member of the Senior Leadership Team:

  • Caroline Chadwick (Assistant Headteacher)

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




Get In Touch

Chase Bridge Primary School
Kneller Road

020 8892 1242

Headteacher: Mr Bishop
School Business Manager: Mrs Fleming