The Brook

The Brook
on Broadwaters


The safeguarding and welfare of all of our children and staff is our top priority   We have a team of Senior Leaders who are trained to take on responsibility for safeguarding and it is these people you can contact at any time if you have any concern at all.

Our Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Maureen Duncan
Safeguarding Governor: Marilyn Francis
Deputy DSL: Sukina Campos, Felicia Rocks, Thibaut De Wolf

You can contact the Safeguarding Team by email or phone 0208 8088 7120.

More about Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a preventative agenda that helps children to achieve their full potential, regardless of negative factors such as poverty or social exclusion, by providing services and support to overcome barriers to achievement.

The Brook Special Primary School recognises that pupils may face many barriers to learning that may affect their prospects in later life. The school will safeguard and promote pupils’ welfare by focusing on preventative actions and services, so that all pupils are able to fulfil their potential. We will promote pupils’ health by educating them on healthy diets and lifestyles, using the healthy schools programme and through school policy, for example: E-safety, Behaviour for Learning, Sex and Relationships Education and Anti-bullying.

The Brook Special Primary School will work closely with health professionals to monitor pupils’ health and ensure that pupils’ with health needs receive the extra support they need to fully participate in education.

A Definition of Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a broad agenda and covers the following:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the
  • provision of safe and effective care;
  • enabling children to have optimum life chances so they can enter adulthood successfully.

Safeguarding Aims

The Brook Special Primary school aims to provide a safe learning environment where pupils are:

  • kept safe from accidents whilst at school and during outings;
  • protected from maltreatment through the implementation of Haringey Safeguarding Children Board’s Safeguarding procedures and Safe Recruitment practices;
  • taught to keep themselves safe via safety messages delivered through the curriculum and other forums;
  • taught how to stay safe on-line and, if they can, report any inappropriate material;
  • made aware of the adults in school who they can talk to;
  • able to feel supported, safe and protected and able to raise concerns.


Safety messages are delivered via the curriculum, and, where appropriate, pupils will be provided with opportunities to discuss issues they feel are affecting their safety, at school and within the community. As many of our children struggle to disclose, all staff in school are trained to be aware of sudden changes in behaviour that indicate safeguarding and wellbeing concerns.

We have created a safeguarding poster and a staff safeguarding induction handbook for use in school, as well as a leaflet for parents and carers.