Safeguarding during School Closure

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Designated Safeguarding Lead Avril Crane -
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Theo Loizou -

The Safeguarding Team at Welling will continue to monitor vulnerable students while the school is closed and maintain contact with outside agencies.  Welling School remains open to provide care for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.

Phone calls to the school number 0208 8304 8531 may not always be answered immediately, but we are monitoring messages on a daily basis.  You can also contact the school via email -

The School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection arrangements have been updated from March 2020 for the period of closure due to COVID-19 this can be found by clicking HERE.  Key contacts are listed in this update. 

Urgent concerns about a young person should be reported to:

  • Bexley Children’s Services – 0208 303 777
  • Greenwich Children’s Service – 0208 921 3172

During this period there are a number of sources that are providing support for safeguarding and children protection issues.

  • - a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service for young people aged 11-19 in Bexley
  • NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 Contact professional counsellors for help, advice and support
  • Childline: 0800 1111 - Free, confidential advice and support for children and young people

If you have any concerns regarding a child’s safety, or if the young person is in imminent threat of harm to themselves or others, please call 999.