Our safeguarding policy is in line with the Child Protection Procedures outlined in the publications, 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (2018) and ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused" (March 2015)

This policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of the school.

Everyone working in or for our school service shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our school setting, and
  • identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school setting.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2018 2019.pdf

Recruitment and Appointment Policy - Sep 2016.pdf


Key Child Protection Staff

APPA takes the safety of its children very seriously. All staff and students and aware of  who the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL ) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) are. There are posters in every classroom to remind them. To contact any of the staff below from outside the school ring the switchboard on 02031100717 and ask for the relevant member of staff. In the case of the Child Protector Governor ring the school switchboard on 02031100717 ask for the contact details.


Designated Child Protection Officer

Mrs Harper

(Deputy Head)


Deputy Child Protection Officer

Mr J.Costa-Bouncinha

(Inclusion Lead)


Deputy Child Protection Officer

Miss Grasso

(Head of School)


Member of staff to contact re Child Protection incidents involving Staff

Ms J.Steele/Miss Grasso

(Executive Principal/Head of School)