At Ormiston Latimer Academy, we strive to deliver good outcomes for learners by providing a safe environment that promotes their welfare and helps them to develop socially and emotionally. Safeguarding is a collective responsibility and we work in partnership with parent/carers and professionals to provide the support that is necessary to ensure that learners can maximise their life chances. We have created a culture where learners feel safe, valued, are able to talk and be listened to. We believe that effective safeguarding practice involves: 

  • Ensuring that learners have a safe space to report and discuss issues of concern. 
  • Promoting partnership working with parent/carers and professionals. 
  • Providing regular staff training, so that staff are equipped to deal with safeguarding concerns 
  • Ensuring that learners and their families are accessing help and support as early as possible by making appropriate referrals.  
  • Monitoring vulnerable children and contributing to their care and support plans.  
  • Following the latest guidance and updating our Safeguarding and Child Protection and other related policies annually. 
  • Ensuring that safer recruitment practices are in place.  

Designated Safeguarding Lead  

Suneeta Marecheau- [email protected] 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads   

Wendy Fagan- [email protected] 

Rebecca Vassallo- [email protected] 

Christina Bourke- [email protected] 

If you have concerns regarding someone who works with children including foster carers and volunteers, these should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). This applies to all paid, unpaid casual, agency employees or anyone working in a self-employed capacity.  

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 

Aqualma Daniel – [email protected]  

Bi – Borough Safeguarding in Schools and Education Lead 

Elaine Campbell- [email protected]  

Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster

“The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Leaders make sure that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff receive regular training and are vigilant to any concerns. Staff know the specific risks that pupils face and discuss these through regular meetings and briefings. Leaders pursue all concerns rigorously, involving experts from beyond the school where necessary”.  

Inspection report: Ormiston Latimer Academy November 2021

DFE Documents

These links, in particular, will support parents in understanding safeguarding in various environments: 

Prevent Duty  


Online safety & the role of parents – advice from the London Grid for Learning 

thinkuknowThe National Crime Agency’s CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse. 

KOOTHdigital mental health care, – friendly, confidential, drugs advice, including downloadable  

                                 guides for parents/carers 

HFEH MIND – Mental Health and Wellbeing Services 

Future Men – multi-award-winning specialist charity that supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men. 

St Giles Trust Supporting young people with a range of social issues through support, advice & training 

RBKC Early Help – Early Help for families 

RBKC Early Help and Parenting Support– an integrated 0-19 (25 with SEND) service which aims to help families when difficulties first begin so that they can be support with finding solutions quickly