The Beckmead Trust


2023- 2024

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance defines safeguarding as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment 
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes 

Safeguarding includes:

Safeguarding is underpinned by core working practices including child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more. The Trust’s central team plays a key role in training, leading and auditing safeguarding across the Trust schools. We work very closely with our Local Authority’s to ensure that we are fully joined up in our approach and that we develop a strong and pervasive safeguarding culture in every aspect of school life.

Each school publishes its own safeguarding policy, outlining local arrangements and noting all key safeguarding staff.

The Trust adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • The Prevent Duty 

The Trust and its schools have a suite of Safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly and can be found on this website

All our staff, whatever their role, receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in one of our schools, please pass them on to the named colleagues at the applicable school.

Local Information






Dean Monfries

Deputy Headteacher/s




Leah Bernard

James McInerney

SeniorAssistant Headteacher


Vilma KavaliauskeMonks Orchard Rd

Senior Teachers


Vikki Dercksen = Bramley Bank

Kakra Sackey = Monks Orchard Rd

Pastoral Leads


John Jackson Boyd Tharreo House/Bramley Bank

Dean Rose = Monks Orchard Rd


Chair of Governors

Safeguarding governors

Wayne Cooper

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):

Steve Hall

Jane Parr

0208 255 2889

SPOC (Single Point of Contact):


Email SPOC referrals to:


Croydon Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB)


Safeguarding learning & development



Tel: 0208 604 7275


Lead Officer – Education Safeguarding and School Attendance

Mark Malcolm

National helplines:


NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000

Childline   0800 1111