Keeping Our Children Safe

Mrs Cait Cooper, Designated Safeguarding Lead -

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play”.

Chessington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical, mental and emotional welfare of every pupil, both inside and outside of the school premises. We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken.

At Chessington School our Safeguarding Priorities are:

  • Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Delivery of an Outstanding Personal DW Curriculum
  • Prevention of Child-Child abuse supported by the above curriculum
  • Contextual Safeguarding (Local priority to Kingston and Richmond)

Please view our Keeping our Children Safe presentation here and below.

Please view our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy here and below.

Please view our Quick access leaflet for students needing support here and below. 

Reporting concerns

If you have a concern about the safety of a child please contact Mrs Cait Cooper, Designated Safeguarding Lead, email

If you are concerned about a child out of school hours, you should phone the Single Point Access team. The SPA team is available from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday on 020 8547 5008, or if you need to speak to someone urgently after hours or at the weekend, call the 'Out of Hours' team on 020 8770 5000.

Call 999 if you think a child or young person is in immediate danger.