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 telephone school and speak to the office staff. It is important you explain when telephoning that the nature of your call is a serious safeguarding concern but please do not 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:
Our Policies for safeguarding can be found via the link below:
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?
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.
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.
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 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:
email@example.com Tel: 0115 876 4710
Alison Michalska, Corporate Director of Children and Adults, Nottingham City Council:
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0115 876 3332