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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Child Protection

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

Gunnersbury Catholic School is highly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy which can be found in our policies section.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to their welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:

·         Mr C Mahon(Deputy Headteacher)

Deputy DSLs:

Mr B Finnegan(Deputy Headteacher)

Mr C Parker(Deputy Headteacher)

Ms C Cullen(Assistant Headteacher)


·         Ms T Kennerson(Office Manager)

 Our Nominated Governor is:

·           Mrs L Pope

In addition, staff with DSL training :

·         Mr K Burke(Headteacher)

·         Mr C Cisse(Assistant Headteach

          Mr N Quinn(Assistant Headteacher)

·         Mr S Boothe(Lead Learning Mentor/Governor)


Gunnersbury is committed to promoting the welfare of all of our pupils. Pupils are supported through social skills groups, nurture groups, mentoring, counselling and a PSHE programme to educate them about the risks to their welfare both mentally and physically. Staff provide a nurturing environment that is also vigilant in safeguarding our children.

For further information and advice on keeping children safe, please visit our  E-Safety page link.

Resources to help manage exam stress and anxiety are available via the links to this page as well as a link to the Young Minds website which provides advice for parents.

Please follow the link to our pupil friendly child protection poster.