Fiona Cullen           

Stara Hussain


Shuzeda Shofik

Concerns Team

Fiona Cullen, Head Teacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead and Looked After Children Lead

Stara Hussain – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Shuzeda Shofik – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


The DSLs are supported by the concerns team:

Jackie Pain – Careplans and  CLA support

Farhana Begum – Attendance Officer

Chrissy Beddo SENCO

SLT who have all completed DSL training


At Nelson Primary School we believe that everyone should be treated equally. Staff and Governors work towards ensuring that all aspects of school life are ‘fair’ and ‘safe’ for children, staff, parents/carers and the wider community.

We have a range of policies in place in school that are designed to achieve a fair, safe and happy environment. Policies provide guidance on the expected standards of behaviour of all staff, governors, children and adult visitors to our school.

We aim to ensure that Nelson is a place where children and adults are safe from harm. We firmly believe that everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding and should be considerate of the wellbeing of others. Our children know that all adults in the school are willing to listen when they want to discuss a problem and will provide the support they need.

An emphasis on wellbeing through our core values and ongoing review of incidents, ensures that we provide an environment that supports the emotional development of our learners.  We also have a dedicated safeguarding team, known as our ‘Concerns Team’ that meets regularly to review safeguarding in the school.


Operation Encompass

Our school is part of the Operation Encompass project which runs jointly between school and Newham Borough Metropolitan Police.

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the process of the police reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to the Designated Safeguarding Lead to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

For more information, visit the Operation Encompass website.