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The Albany is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Child Protection Officers" in school, in compliance with the "sharing of information" guidance.

The Child Protection Designated Teacher/Safeguarding Officer is Mrs A Hutcheson, Associate Assistant Head Teacher and Mrs S. Ballard, Welfare Manager.

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at The Albany, please do not hesitate to contact the Child Protection Designated Teacher for the best advice and help and experience in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

Cause for Concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Team in writing. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to students ‘disclosing’ concerns.  Should a student disclosure be of a more serious nature then the Safeguarding Team have a duty of care to inform Havering Children’s Services.