Boarding school in Chislehurst has been deemed ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted over a serious child protection issue

Ofsted inspectors found a boarding school had failed over a serious child protection allegation.

Darul Uloom London, off Perry Street in Chilslehurst, was first visited by inspectors in May 2017 and slammed as “inadequate”.

The all-boys Islamic school opened in 1992 and received ‘good’ for its first inspection in 2008.

But standards appear to have slipped, as subsequent Ofsted reports rated the school satisfactory in 2011, requires improvement in 2014 and the lowest rating of inadequate in 2018.

The first inadequate report found school leaders did not follow their own safeguarding policy after receiving an allegation of a serous child protection issue.

The first report stated: “They did not inform the local authority designated officer (LADO) or the Disclosure and Barring Service.

“This demonstrates a lack of understanding of senior staff in key safeguarding positions in the school and boarding provision.”

Trustees were also aware of the serious child protection allegation but no one took action in response to the concerns.

Kent Live