The Governors and the Head fully recognise the School’s responsibilities for safeguarding and child protection, in particular the role we can fulfil as part of a wider system of safeguarding, with a child’s welfare and best interests as our paramount concern.

We strongly believe that The Rowans should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child and we should be prepared to intervene at an early stage if there is a concern to prevent a concern from escalating. We work closely with parents to ensure that each child receives the care they need at each stage of their development.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Rose Fookes and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding (DDSL) is Miss Elizabeth Spratt, Head, ( Their responsibilities also include children in the EYFS. They are contactable during school hours via email or telephone (020 8946 8220). Outside of school hours and during school holidays, any Safeguarding concerns should be reported to relevant local authority for the child’s home address.

Merton Children and Families Hub

Tel: 020 8545 4226 or 020 8545 4227 Outside of normal working hours: 0208 770 5000 E-mail:

Kingston and Richmond Single Point of Access (SPA) Tel: 0208 547 5008 Outside of normal working hours: 020 8770 5000 E-mail:

Wandsworth Tel: 020 8871 6622 Outside of normal working hours: 020 8871 6000 Email:

Hammersmith and Fulham Tel: 020 8753 6600 Outside of normal working hours: 020 8748 8588 Email:

Westminster Tel: 020 7641 4000 Out of hours: 020 7641 2388 Email:

If you think a child is in immediate danger, you should call 999.

To read the full Safeguarding Policy, please click on the link below.

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