At the Village School we are committed to the continuous Safeguarding of our children and families and promote the ethos that;

Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S responsibility!

The purpose of the TVS Safeguarding Policy is to provide clear guidance to staff and other community members and visiting professionals for the safeguarding of children and young people at The Village School.

At TVS we believe in progress, inclusion and entitlement and in order for this to be achieved all our pupils must feel safe and listened to. We believe in providing a secure environment for learning where our community of children and young people can thrive and develop to be their best selves.

We know that where children have been the victims of abuse their life chances are seriously affected adversely and in the most serious cases can lead to serious harm and even death. We want to prevent this from happening.

The children and young people at TVS are more at risk because of their complex needs and disabilities therefore we must be thoroughly vigilant. We have a range of support mechanisms at the school and through Brent which can be deployed which includes for example; therapeutic input. TVS will make referrals to social care if we have concerns about a child’s welfare and safety.

Normally parents and carers will be informed that we are making a referral, however, if we feel that the child is at serious risk of harm by letting the parent or carer know we are making a referral, then we will not inform the parent or carer. In these cases, we will take advice from social care on the next steps.

Our safeguarding team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Bola Akinbo

020 8204 5396


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers 

Hermann Farrington  and  Jo Morton

020 8204 5396

Named Safeguarding Trustee 

Helena Morris

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Yvonne Prince

020 8937 2090

Local Safeguarding Board:

Please view fuller documentation below, and more information in the Parents and Carers section.


Title Date  
Safeguarding Policy updated Jan 2019 10th Dec 2019 Download
TVS Safeguarding addendum Autumn 2020 30th Sep 2020 Download