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At Mount Stewart Federation, we are committed to fostering a robust safeguarding culture that is rooted in the principles outlined by the Working Together to Safeguard Children legislation. Our definition of safeguarding encompasses several key aspects:

  1. Protecting children from maltreatment: We prioritize creating a safe environment where children are shielded from any form of harm or abuse.
  2. Preventing impairment of children’s health or development: Our policies and practices are designed to support the healthy and holistic growth of every child.
  3. Ensuring a safe and effective care environment: We strive to provide an atmosphere where children can grow and thrive in a setting that meets their needs for safety and effective care.
  4. Promoting optimal outcomes for all children: We actively work towards ensuring that each child achieves their full potential in a nurturing environment.


Safeguarding is the cornerstone of our duty towards the children in our care. It transcends beyond the realm of education and is the responsibility of every professional who interacts with children. This responsibility is not taken lightly at Mount Stewart Federation.


To uphold this commitment, our staff is continually educated and updated on key legislation and policies related to child protection. This knowledge empowers us to take all necessary steps to safeguard the children in our care, ensuring their safety and well-being at all times.


Safeguarding Team at Mount Stewart Federation


Mrs Newing: Head Teacher, (DDSL) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Miss Johnson: Deputy Head Teacher, (DSL) Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Garten: SENDco,  (DDSL) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Pond: Inclusion & SEND Champion Safeguarding Team


Level 3 Advanced Safeguarding Trained Staff


 Mrs Carey (Assistant Headteacher - EYFS)

Miss Dayal (Assistant Headteacher - KS1)

Mrs S Patel (Assistant Headteacher - LKS2)

Mrs R Patel (Assistant Headteacher - UKS2)

Miss Uppal ( Class Teacher)

Miss Keane (Nursery Teacher)

Miss Fernandes ( Class Teacher)

Mrs Luta ( HL Teaching Assistant)

Miss Hudson ( Welfare Office)

Mrs Calliste ( Admin Assistant/Receptionist)


If you have a concern about a pupil please call; 020 8907 5113 and ask for Rachel Johnson for a safeguarding matter.


At the Mount Stewart Schools (TMSS) we treat safeguarding as a high priority to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of all children, staff, and visitors is given due consideration.


The Single Central Record (SCR) is a document maintained by the school to demonstrate that staff have undergone appropriate recruitment and police checks. The SCR is updated as and when new staff are recruited and when they leave their service at TMSS. Governors, volunteers, and regular visitors to the school are also recorded on the SCR.


Visitors to the school are required to sign in at the main reception area and are issued with a visitor badge and safeguarding information leaflet.  Visitors who do not have appropriate DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance will not have sole access to children.






MSF Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2023

If you have a concern about a pupil please call; 020 8907 5113 and ask for Rachel Johnson for a safeguarding matter.

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At Mount Stewart Federation, we recognise the paramount importance of keeping our children safe, not only within the school premises but also in the digital world. As part of our comprehensive computing curriculum, we provide regular E-Safety training to our students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the online world securely.


In today’s digital age, children have access to various social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat across multiple devices including iPads, mobile phones, and even some gaming consoles. We understand that some children may create social network profiles before the recommended age of 13. We strongly advise against this and encourage parents to engage in open conversations with their children about the sites they are using. Together, you can explore and set up privacy tools that help keep their profiles private and prevent the sharing of personal information with strangers.


It’s crucial for children to understand the importance of adding only known and trusted contacts to their social networks. Most of these sites offer a ‘Parent Guide’ which can be immensely helpful in guiding you through the process of setting appropriate controls and ensuring online safety.


For any concerns or advice regarding online safety, please feel free to reach out to Miss Johnson, our Designated Safeguarding Lead. Additionally, we provide a variety of resources, including internet links that offer a wealth of up-to-date advice and information. Following our recent online safety training sessions for staff and parents, we also have updated information and materials available, including a copy of our federation’s online safety advice and our ‘Wake up Wednesday’ on Twitter. Mrs. Strick, our Safeguarding Computing Lead, is also available to assist with any queries or concerns.


We encourage parents to utilise these resources to enhance their understanding and support their children in safe and responsible online conduct.