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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 Safeguarding Team:

Main contacts

During school hours: Ms Carolyn Ankrah 
During out-of-school hours: Mr Nathaniel Wilson

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



Mr Nathaniel Wilson, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,
Deputy Head of School



Ms Alison Harbottle, Head of School



Mr Adam Brett, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Head of Pastoral & Inclusion



Ms Christine Banton, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Safeguarding Administrator




Wider Safeguarding Team:

​​​​​The 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