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The Charter School

East Dulwich


The Charter Schools Educational Trust (the ‘Trust’) is committed across all its schools, including The Charter School East Dulwich to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and to promoting a culture in which everyone feels confident about sharing any and all concerns they may have about their own safety and well-being or the safety and well-being of others.  

Our aim is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by: protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking robust action to enable all children to have the best outcomes possible.  

Our Lead Safeguarding Team

Ms Carolyn Ankrah
Designated Safeguarding Lead,
Assistant Head of School for Inclusion


Ms Maria Chalcraft
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,
Deputy Head of School, Pastoral


Ms Alison Harbottle
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,


Ms Christine Banton
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding Administrator



During out-of-school hours, please contact:
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 020 7525 5000.


Our Wider Safeguarding Team

Amanda Withers
Acting Assistant Headteacher of Sixth Form and DDSL

Sophie Graham
Assistant Headteacher for Student Culture and DDSL

Charmaine Lawrence
Patoral Interventions Lead and DDSL

Derrick Anderson
Family Liaison Officer and DDSL

Link Governor for Safeguarding
Rebecca Kaloo, Chair of Governors

Link Trustee for Safeguarding
Ms Karen Robinson
(Contact via the Head of Governance:

Southwark Safeguarding:

The Charter Schools Educational Trust's Child Protection Policy
‚ÄčThe Policy is applicable to all on-and-off-site activities undertaken by children while they are the responsibility of our school. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. This includes 

  • Teachers 
  • Teaching/Learning Support assistants 
  • Technicians 
  • Administrative staff 
  • Supply teachers/Cover supervisors 
  • Students 
  • Peripatetic staff  
  • Catering and cleaning staff 
  • Premises staff 
  • Midday supervisors 
  • Visitors/volunteers 
  • Adult helpers 
  • Local Governors 
  • Trustees

The Trust's Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded below.