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At Crofton,  Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Crofton has a Child Protection and Safeguardng policy in place - it can be read in full on our policies page.

A summary of our strategy is available in the leaflets below (click on the image for the full leaflet):

Child friendly sg leaflet imageChild friendly leaflet

Cis quick guide imageQuick guide

Support and advice is available from other organisations too: 



If you're worried about online safety: 

Report harmful content online Worried about online sexual abuse or the way
someone is communicating with you online
Childline - Report Remove  IWF / NSPCC - report remove 

We are part of the scheme operating nationwide between police forces and schools to make sure timely information is shared and support received, no matter where a child lives. 


Who to email with a safeguarding concern

Ceylan Halil is the Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for CLA at Crofton Infant School.  If you have any Safeguarding Concerns, please email at croftoninfantsafeguarding@crofton-inf.bromley.sch.uk.  

This email will be monitored over school breaks.

The safeguarding team

Cis sg who

Flowchart of actions where there are concerns about a child

Concerns flowchart

Safeguarding terms, abbreviations and acronyms

BCSP – Bromley Children’s Safeguarding Panel

CAMHS - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (tackling child sex abuse and providing advice)

CHF – Children and Families Hub (previous MASH)

CLA – Child Looked After (previously LAC)

COUNTY LINES – Exploitation of young children by gangs to move and sell drugs across country.

CP – Child Protection

CSA - Child Sexual Abuse

CSC – Children’s Social Care

CCE – Child Criminal Exploitation

CSE – Child Sexual Exploitation (one aspect of CSA)

DA – Domestic Abuse (Also known as DV/ DVA)

DASH - Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour-Based Violence (HBV).

DASV - Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS checks were previously known as CRB checks)

DfE – Department for Education

DSL – Designated Safeguarding Lead. The member of staff that co-ordinates child safeguarding concerns and makes notifications and referrals (DDSL – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

DV – Domestic Violence (one aspect of DA)

EH - Early Help – “providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years”. Also known as Early Intervention and EHH – Early Help Hub

FGM - Female Genital Mutilation

HBV - Honour-Based Violence

HR – Human Resources

ICPCC – Initial Child Protection Case Conference

LA - Local Authority

LSCB – Local Safeguarding Children Board

MARAC - Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference

MARU – Multi-Agency Referral Unit

PoCA – Protection of Children Act

PNC record – Police National Computer record PR - Parental Responsibility

PREVENT – The prevention of adults and/ or children from being radicalised into extremism and terrorism

SARC – Sexual Assault Referral Centre (St Mary’s)

SCB - Safeguarding Children Board

SCR - Serious Case Review

SDQ – Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire - a brief behavioural screening questionnaire about 3-16 year olds

SEXT/SEXTING - sending sexually explicit photographs or messages via devices connected to the internet, particularly mobile phones

SGO – Special Guardianship Order

TAC – Team Around a Child (part of Early Help)

TAF – Team Around the Family (part of Early Help)

UKCCIS – UK Council for Child Internet Safety

UPSKIRTING – The taking of a photograph up somebody’s skirt without their consent.