Safeguarding at LVS

Key Contacts

Post Postholder Contact details
Headteacher Maria Kokotsis 0208 801 6915

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Maria Kokotsis 0208 801 6915

Deputy on-site Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Sarah Potts-McConnellogue 0208 801 6915

Deputy off-site Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Will McConnellogue 0208 801 6915


Safeguarding Policies and Documents

Safeguarding is a preventative agenda that helps children to achieve their full potential, regardless of negative factors such as poverty or social exclusion, by providing services and support to overcome barriers to achievement.

Lea Valley Primary School recognises that pupils may face many barriers to learning that may affect their prospects in later life. The school will safeguard and promote pupils’ welfare by focusing on preventative actions and services, so that all pupils are able to fulfil their potential. Lea Valley Primary School will promote pupils’ health by educating them on healthy diets and lifestyles, using the healthy schools programme and through school policy, for example:  E-safety, Behaviour for Learning, Sex and Relationships Education, Drugs Education and Anti-bullying.

For further information on safeguarding, and other related policies, please view our policies page.

Lea Valley Primary School will work closely with health professionals to monitor pupils’ health and ensure that pupils’ with health needs receive the extra support they need to fully participate in education.

The Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance can be accessed here: Keeping children safe in education 2022

A Definition of Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a broad agenda and covers the following:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • enabling children to have optimum life chances so they can enter adulthood successfully.


Lea Valley Primary School has a CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) lead who is responsible for ensuring that children are internet safe. Children are made aware of the potential risks through our e-safety curriculum. For more information please see our E-safety page

If you need to report an incident regarding E-safety to the Police please use the CEOP button below.


From the 1st July 2015 schools and childcare providers have been issued with new advice and social media guidance to help them keep children safe from the risk of radicalisation and extremism.

The advice has been published to coincide with the new prevent duty, introduced as part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which legally requires a range of organisations including schools to take steps to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Schools and childcare providers already play a vital role in keeping children safe from harm, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and in promoting the welfare of children in their care.

The Prevent Duty: DfE Guidance (June 2015) can be accessed here: Prevent Duty DfE Guidance Document

If you have any concerns in regards to the Safeguarding of any children at LVS please email: