At Gurukula the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Gwyneth Milan (Gunacuda) (Head Teacher).

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Tanuja Shukla (Tulsi Seva)

The Designated Person for Looked After Children (LAC) is Gwyneth Milan The Child Protection Policy is available below.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can email the DSL on dsl@bvmschool.co.uk or you can contact the Hertfordshire Children’s Services, Customer Services 0300 123 4043.
If you require any further information please contact Gwyneth Milan or Tanuja Shukla via the school office.