Keeping Our Pupils Safe


At the Avenue School we place the safety and wellbeing of our pupils at the heart of everything we do. We work closely with parents, the local authority, and other agencies, to safeguard our pupils at all times and ensure any concerns are dealt with quickly and effectively.

The Avenue School follow Brent/London Child Protection procedures rigorously and have regular training sessions to ensure everyone is up-to-date with the latest information, practice and procedures.

The Avenue School place a very high emphasis upon teaching independence and functional communication skills. The Avenue School believe that this learning will support and enable our pupils to learn about keeping themselves safe, both within school and beyond.

We have robust procedures to ensure staff remain vigilant at all times and that the Safeguarding Team are always available and accessible to discuss any concerns.

The Trust's Safeguarding and associated policies can be found in the policies section. 


Online safety

More and more people are now accessing the internet for a variety of reasons, most of them innocent and legitimate, some of them not. As such, The Avenue School has robust processes in place to ensure the online safety of pupils, staff, volunteers and governors. The Avenue School does this by delivering an effective approach to online safety, which empowers us to protect and educate the whole school community in its use of technology, and by establishing clear mechanisms to identify, intervene and escalate an incident, where appropriate.

The Avenue School Online Safety policy can be found in the policies section.


Online safety Lead

The Avenue School's Designated Online Safety Lead (DOSL) is Esen Fikret (Deputy Headteacher). Any concerns or questions should be directed to them or your child’s class teacher.


Safeguarding Leads

Anyone with a concern about the well-being of one of our pupils should contact our Safeguarding Leads at:


Tel: 0203 829 4690


Our Safeguarding leads are:

The Avenue School trained Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:

Rachel Rai, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Esen Fikret, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Amy McNicholas, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jess Goff, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead