Safeguarding and E-Safety


“There is an exceptional system of pastoral support for pupils.” Ofsted, January 2019

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where young people are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of different types of abuse and follow our procedures to ensure that young people receive effective support, protection and justice.

Parents/carers are normally our first point of contact, and if a suspicion of abuse is recorded, parents/carers will be informed at the same time that the record is made; we will support parents/carers and ensure we work in collaboration with them to protect their child. If it is necessary to make a referral to Children’s Social Care parents will be notified beforehand, except when guidance from social care or the police does not allow this.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our policies page.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

• Polly White

Safeguarding and Prevent Support Officers:

• Erika Podmore
• Dawn Stevens
• Debbie Colombeau
• Diane Mullins
• Ayesha Lahai-Taylor

Named Governor for Safeguarding and Prevent:

• Helen Taylor


At Eltham Hill School we encourage student engagement with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as we believe that it enables them to learn, communicate and explore the world in new ways. Many young people are now skilled in using computers, games consoles, mobile phones and tablet computers. However, with this new technology we also acknowledge that there are also new risks.

We believe that everyone in our school community is responsible for the welfare and safety of children and it is therefore crucial that all stakeholders understand what these risks are and how we can all work together to enjoy these new technologies safely. We expect all staff and students to sign our ICT Acceptable Use Agreements. Click here for our Student ICT Acceptable Use Agreement.

Our e-Safety policy can be found on our policies page. 

Online safety

If you have any e-Safety concerns you can speak to the school Designated Safeguarding Lead or a Pastoral Manager. Alternatively, you can visit the CEOP website to make an anonymous report.


Staying Safe Online

The internet is a great way to see more, learn more and have lots of fun. To help you enjoy it safely, you should follow the ‘Click Clever, Click Safe’ code. It’s just three simple things to remember that can help keep you safe when you visit your favourite websites.

For parents or carers please see the following Social Media guides: