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Designated Professional Safeguarding Lead

 

THE DESIGNATED PROFESSIONAL SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL) is a senior member of the school’s leadership team who is designated to take lead responsibility for dealing with safeguarding issues.

 

The role of the DSL for Child Protection is to take responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, provide advice and support to other staff, liaising with the local authority and working with other agencies to ensure all children at our school are safe.

 

The DSL's in school are:

Mrs Burgess - Head Teacher

Mrs Winter - Deputy Head

Mrs Marriott- SENCO and Foundation Lead

 

If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding children please see one of our DSL's immediately- you can ring school and speak to Mrs Kaur - It is important you explain when calling that the nature of your call is a serious safeguarding concern- but please don't disclose details to our office staff.

 

You can also contact  Children and Families Direct  on 0115 876 4800.

 

Our safeguarding governor is Karen Kilner.

 

Please follow the link below for further information on Nottingham City Safeguarding procedures and advice:

 

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/children-and-families/safeguarding-children-board/

 

Our Policies for safeguarding can be found via the link below:

 

http://www.henrywhipple.co.uk/statutory-policies/

 

 

Designated Person for Children in Care (CiC) or looked after children is:

 

Mrs Bridget Marriott SENCO DSL and Foundation Lead.

 

How do we keep children safe in school?

  • Weekly safeguarding meetings with E Safety and attendance standard discussion points
  • 3 DSL's in school whom are part of the Senior Leadership Team- these include our Headteacher, Deputy Head and SENCO.
  • Clear procedures for all staff and stakeholders to follow to report any concerns
  • A curriculum to educate all our children on risk management and safety- including E Safety, Drugs, alcohol and Sex & relationships.
  • Regular training from the local authority to ensure up to date knowledge of new initiatives and government documents.
  • Safe recruitment practices inline with  Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016 (see document below)

 

Who to Contact- Nottingham City

Police

If you believe that a child is at immediate risk and in need of protection then you should call the Police - 999 immediately.

Alternatively, if you feel the child is a risk of abuse or neglect, but not in immediate need of protection, you should call the Police on 101.

Children's Social Care

If you make the decision to contact Children's Social Care, and the child or young person lives in Nottingham city, please call 0115 876 4800.

Nottingham City Council's Children's Social Care Department has issued guidance on their Screening and Duty Service which provides a clearer process to referrals into Children's Social Care. This can be downloaded at the bottom of this page; the document is entitled Nottingham City Council, Childrens Social Care Screening and Duty Service.

You may be worried about the repercussions of reporting your concerns to Children's Social Care, both for yourself and your family. The person making the call will always be asked for their name and contact details - so you can be contacted again if needed. However, you can ask for your details to remain confidential, or provide information anonymously.

NSPCC

If you are an adult who wants to speak to someone because you are worried about a child's safety or wellbeing but are not sure what to do, you can phone the NSPCC Free Helpline on 0808 800 5000.

If You Don't Feel Listened To

If you are worried about any child or young person, and you do not feel your concerns are being listened to or acted upon, please ensure you report this to Helen Blackman, Director of Children's Social Care, or to Alison Michalska, Corporate Director for Children and Adults, and they will personally follow up your concern.

Helen Blackman, Director of Children's Social Care, Nottingham City Council:

helen.blackman@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Tel: 0115 876 4710

Alison Michalska, Corporate Director of Children and Adults, Nottingham City Council:

alison.michalska@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Tel: 0115 876 3332

Click on the E Safety Page Link above to access information about how we safeguard children in line with the Prevent Duty 2015, Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism. You can also find information and advice as a parent if you are concerned about your child or someone you know linked to radicalisation.

Prevent Policy

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