Preston Manor is committed to providing safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact any of the below named people through the school office:
Ms Zalika Dale
Assistant Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Ms Juliette Aiyadorai
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mr Guy Brougham
Deputy Headteacher of Upper School / Deputy DSL
Mr Kevin Atkinson
Head of Lower School / Deputy DSL
Ms Qudsia Siddique
Deputy Head of Lower School / Deputy DSL
Ms Jigna Surani
Senior Assistant Headteacher / Deputy DSL (KS5)
For urgent child protection matters, outside of school hours, or if you would like to speak to social services about a safeguarding concern, please contact:
If anyone is in immediate danger, please call 999
Helpful Resources for Students
If you are a student and wish to speak to someone outside of the school, the following resources may be useful:
- Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/ or 0800 1111
- Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/
- Kooth: https://www.kooth.com/ Please note that Kooth remains open, meaning that you have access to support throughout the Christmas period.
- Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/ or 116 123
Helpful Resources for Parents
If you are a parent and wish to speak to someone about your child, the following resources may be useful:
- Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/ or call the parents’ helpline on 0808 802 5544
- Building Relationships for Stronger Families: https://tavistockrelationships.org/stronger-families
- Brent Early Help: https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/children-and-family-support/early-help-and-support-available/
As a school, we follow the Prevent duty and work closely with key organisations to prevent radicalisation and extremism. Anyone who has information that they wish to bring to the attention of the police anonymously can do so by calling the Anti-Terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321. Please click on this link for the Prevent duty published by the Department for Education.
A common feature in county lines drug supply is the exploitation of young and vulnerable people. The dealers will frequently target children and adults - sometimes with mental health or addiction problems - to act as drug runners or move cash, so they can stay under the radar of law enforcement.
People exploited in this way will quite often be exposed to physical, mental and sexual abuse, and in some instances will be trafficked to areas a long way from home as part of the network's drug dealing business.
As we have seen in child sexual exploitation, children often don't see themselves as victims or realise they have been groomed to get involved in criminality. It's important that we all play our part to understand county lines and speak out if we have concerns.
You can find further information on county lines and how to report your concerns here: https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/what-we-do/crime-threats/drug-trafficking/county-lines