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Safeguarding and Child Protection

What to do if you are worried about a child?

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.

The people you should talk to at this school are:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Name:  Conor Mahon

His office is located on the first floor in the main block.

Tel:  020 8568 7281  extension:  178



The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Name: Brian Finnegan

His office is located in the main block opposite welfare.

Tel: 020 8568 7281   extension: 168


Name: Christian Parker

His office is on the second floor in the main block.

Tel:    020 8568 7281  extension: 126


Name: Ms Carolyn Cullen

Her office is located in the Business block.

Tel: 020 8568 7281   extension:  174


Name: Ms Tracy Kennerson

Tracy is located in the Main Reception

Tel:  020 8568 7281  extension:  204


Person in Charge of Looked After Children

Name:  Julian Baker

Julian is located in the SEN Office

Tel:  020 8568 7281  extension:  125



Our Nominated Governor is:

  • Mrs L Pope

In addition, staff with DSL training :

  • Mr K Burke(Headteacher)
  • Mr C Cisse(Assistant Headteacher)
  • 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.

Gunnersbury Catholic School