Safeguarding  Statement

“All schools have a clear responsibility placed on them by the Children Act 1989 and by guidance from the Department for Education to safeguard the welfare of all their pupils. In doing so, schools are expected to consult with Children’s Social Care if they believe there is a possibility that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect"

At Osmani, we are committed to promoting the safety and welfare of all our pupils, staff and visitors.

As part of this commitment, we have a legal responsibility to inform Social Care of any child protection concerns relating to children who attend our school.

In the majority of cases, a member of staff will contact you to discuss this and if necessary any subsequent referral to Social Care.

Please be aware that you may not be contacted in advance of a referral if it is felt that this could place a child at risk of 'significant harm'.

We appreciate your support in this matter.


The DSL takes lead responsibility for child protection and wider safeguarding in the school.

This includes:

This list is not exhaustive.


The School's Designated Child Protection Officers are:

 Penny Seymour, Deputy Headteacher    Remi Atoyebi, Headteacher

Getting Help

If you are worried or have concerns about a child or a young person, who you think may be abused, neglected or harmed – please contact:

   Child Protection Advice Line /Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub - 9:00am to 5.00pm weekdays       

   Tel: 0207 364 3444/5601/5606

   Children’s Social Care Emergency Out of Hours Duty Team (5.00pm onwards)

   Tel: 0207 364 5006 – choose Option 3

   Police Child Abuse Investigation Team (CAIT)

   Tel: 0208 217 6484 (or use 999 if not available)   

If you are concerned about an adult who works with or has direct contact with children in their place of work, either as a paid staff member or volunteer – please contact:

   Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) – Melanie Benzie       

   Tel: 020 7364 0677


   NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line

   0800 028 0285


Operation Encompass

Osmani Primary School is now part of a project run jointly by the Metropolitan Police and schools called Operation Encompass. The project aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to/involved in any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a Designated Safeguarding Lead uses the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in/exposed to a domestic abuse incident.

Please see their website for further information.


In an emergency, contact the Police – Dial 999


Helpful links

Tower Hamlets Early Help

Early Help is the term used by agencies in Tower Hamlets to describe how we provide support to children, young people and their families, as soon as problems start to emerge. The aim is for families to get help as early as possible, so things don't get worse.

With the right support at the right time, things can actually improve. As a family member this might mean that you access Early Help, support yourself or that professionals work with you and your family.

Tower Hamlets Local Offer

The Local Offer tells you what support is available for children and their families in the borough. It includes information about:

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