Meet the Safeguarding Team
The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
What does a Designated Safeguarding Lead do?
The role of the Designated Safeguarding Person was specified in the Children Act 2004 and ensured the every organisation had a “named person” for safeguarding children and young people. Prior to that, the role had frequently been known as the Child Protection Officer. The Designated Safeguarding Person has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis.
Key Aspects of the Designated Person role includes:
- Making sure all staff are aware how to raise safeguarding concerns
- Ensuring all staff understand the symptoms of child abuse and neglect
- Referring any concerns to social care
- Monitoring children who are the subject of child protection plans
- Maintaining accurate and secure child protection records
Keeping Children Safe in Education sets out the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in Annex B.
Role of the Designated Safeguarding Person
Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure that the school or college designates an appropriate senior member of staff to take lead responsibility for child protection. This person should have the status and authority within the school to carry out the duties of the post including committing resources and, where appropriate, supporting and directing other staff.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
and Director of Inclusion
Miss B Kershaw
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL),
Designated Teacher for LAC and SENDCo
Miss L Winsor
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Principal
Ms A Probert
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Deputy Principal
Mr D Stewart
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Vice Principal
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Reception Year Team Leader
|Miss C Sargent
|Child and Family Support Worker and Community Liaison Officer (DDSL)
|Mrs A Bishop