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Muswell Hill Primary School


Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding is everyone’s business – all children and young people have the right to live in safety, without emotional cruelty, neglect, violence, maltreatment or abuse.

At Muswell Hill Primary we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children; we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In order to carry out our safeguarding duties it may be necessary to share information and work with other agencies where there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will try to ensure that all concerns about children are discussed with parents/carers first but there may be occasions when we believe that to do so would be contrary to a child’s welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is our Headteacher, Mandi Howells.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Liz McMullen and Suzy Fotheringham who are also Assistant Headteachers.

The Governor responsible for Safeguarding in our school is Davina Deniszczyc.

If you have concerns for a child or young person’s welfare and believe that they may require some help or additional support, please use the numbers below to contact the Haringey Multi Agency Team (MASH) for advice:

Office hours

  • Phone: 020 8489 4470 - Monday to Thursday: 8.45am to 5pm; Friday: 8.45am to 4.45pm

Out of office hours (including weekends)

  • Phone: 020 8489 0000 

 Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

 Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here and you can see our Safeguarding Priorities for 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 here.

 Our Online Safety Policy details the measures we take to keep the children safe online and it can be viewed here.

Click here for a list or useful parent/carer resources that provide information on both safeguarding and extremism and radicalisation.


We support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and we encourage our parents/carers to look at the government’s iREPORTit website where there are links to enable members of the public to report hate crime and suspected terrorism.


 Useful websites

There are many useful safeguarding websites with dedicated pages for parents/carers, a few are detailed below:


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. There is advice about staying safe on a phone, tablet or computer with age-appropriate resources for children aged 4-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14+ 



Childline is run by the NSPCC, it gives children and young people up to the age of 19 confidential support with issues that they might be struggling with.         .


This site gives support and tips to keep children safe – from advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online.


Internet matters was launched in 2014 by BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin media with the aim of supporting parents and professionals with resources and guidance to help navigate the rapidly changing world of child internet safety.


This partnership, formed of three charities works towards keeping everyone safe online.  They provide support and services to children and young people, adults facing online harms, and professionals working with children.