General Safeguarding

Our students’ wellbeing is important to us. If you have any safeguarding concern please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads shown in the poster below.

We welcome and encourage parents and carers to contact the Designated Safeguarding Leads to discuss any issues. 

Our Safeguarding Policy is available here: View / Download

Information on contacting the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for safeguarding is available here: View / Download


The Sharp System


A video showing how to use The SHARP System can be found here

SHARPS stands for School Help Advice Reporting Page System. We all work together at St. Ursula’s Convent School to help with any problems you may have in or out of school.  This is a CONFIDENTIAL way to stop YOU or a FRIEND or SOMEONE you have seen SUFFERING.

Click on the link above to contact us through the SHARP system. Please be as specific and detailed as possible with your information so that we know who needs help and what kind of help they need. We will arrange help for them as soon as we can.

The SHARP System will only be constantly monitored during school term times, please use the resources below during the school holidays if you require an immediate response


Useful advice:

Each week, we will be sharing safeguarding information with parents/carers. Each term will have a particular focus and we will share information with our community each week via Edulink.



Urgent assistance outside of school hours:

Greenwich HeadScape
Greenwich  Safeguarding Children Partnership
Radicalisation: Educate against hate (Home Office)
Prevent: Government Prevent Strategy(Home Office)
Online safety: Child Exploitation & Online Protection command (CEOP)
Holiday club support for Free School Meals students
Foodbank support


Online Safety

Responsible use of Social Media and Mobile Phones

In today’s social media age, children now have access to each other more than ever via social media and their mobile phones and devices.  As a school we strongly encourage clear boundaries on using phones and the Internet. Parents and guardians should not allow their children to play age inappropriate video games or to attend age inappropriate events.

Parents and guardians, as bill payers, have a responsibility for how mobile phones are used and can install controls on phones enabling them to filter which games, apps and websites their child can use, as well as monitor their usage. Be open and transparent with your child and discuss how they use their phone to help them understand what is appropriate and what is expected of them. 

We regularly publish information for parents and carers about the use of the Internet and social media and hope the links below are helpful to you:
Supporting young people to report nudes images: Report Remove | NSPCC Learning
Supporting young people to report nudes images: Report Remove | NSPCC Learning

Childline – Removing a Nude Image Shared Online