The Glyn Learning Foundation

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement and DSL List

At Danetree, we take safeguarding very seriously. If you have any concerns, please report them to one our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mr J Broad

 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Miss H Owens
  • Mr R Hopkins
  • Mrs R Clement

 

Safeguarding Governor:

  • Mrs C Dodd

 

GLF Schools Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mr M Leach

 

Safe School, Safe Staff

We will ensure that:

All members of the governing body understand and fulfil their responsibilities, namely to ensure that:

  • there is a Child Protection policy together with a staff behaviour (code of conduct) policy
  • that GLF Schools operates safer recruitment procedures by ensuring that there is at least one person on every recruitment panel that has completed Safer Recruitment training
  • GLF Schools has procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff and volunteers and to make a referral to the DBS if a person in regulated activity has been dismissed or removed due to safeguarding concerns, or would have had they not resigned.
  • a senior leader in each school has Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) responsibility
  • on appointment, the DSLs undertake interagency training (SSCB Modules 1&2) and also undertake DSL ‘New to Role’ and the ‘Update’ Course every 2 years
  • all other staff have Safeguarding training updated as appropriate
  • any weaknesses in Child Protection are remedied immediately
  • a member of the Governing Body, usually the Chair, is nominated to liaise with the LA on Child Protection issues and in the event of an allegation of abuse made against the Executive Headteacher, the Headteacher or the Head of School
  • Child Protection policies and procedures are reviewed annually and that the Child Protection policy is available on each school website or by other means
  • the Local Governing Body considers how children may be taught about safeguarding. This may be part of a broad and balanced curriculum covering relevant issues through personal social health and economic education (PSHE) and/or for maintained schools through sex and relationship education (SRE).
  • that enhanced DBS checks are in place for all GLF Chairs of Governors

 

The Lead DSL in each school is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. There will also be at least one Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. These Officers have undertaken the compulsory training delivered through the SSCB (2 days), or by an approved external training provider, and, upon appointment will undertake ‘DSL New to Role’ training followed by biannual updates.

The DSL’s who are involved in recruitment and at least one member of the local governing body will also complete Safer Recruitment Training to be renewed every 5 years

All members of staff and volunteers are provided with child protection awareness information at induction, including in their arrival pack, the school safeguarding statement so that they know who to discuss a concern with.

All members of staff are trained in and receive regular updates in e-safety and reporting concerns.

All other staff and governors, have child protection awareness training, updated by the DSL as appropriate, to maintain their understanding of the signs and indicators of abuse.

All members of staff, volunteers, and governors know how to respond to a pupil who discloses abuse through delivery of the Awareness Raising pack.

All parents/carers are made aware of the responsibilities of staff members with regard to child protection procedures through publication of the school’s Child Protection Policy.

Our lettings policy will seek to ensure the suitability of adults working with children on school sites at any time.

Community users organising activities for children are aware of the school’s child protection guidelines and procedures.

Our procedures will be regularly reviewed and up-dated.

The name of the designated members of staff for Child Protection, the Designated Safeguarding Lead, will be clearly advertised in the school, with a statement explaining the school’s role in referring and monitoring cases of suspected abuse. The DSL’s for each school will be listed in the front of the policy.

All new members of staff will be given a copy of the GLF Safeguarding Statement, and child protection policy, with the DSLs’ names clearly displayed for the appropriate school, as part of their induction into the school.

The policy is available publicly both on the GLF website and on each school website. Parents/carers are made aware of this policy and their entitlement to have a copy of it via the school website/handbook/newsletter.



Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
The LADO Service manages allegations against individuals who work or volunteer with children in Surrey.  If you have a concern regarding someone who works with children please contact the LADO on 0300 123 1650 or LADO@surreycc.gov.uk.

Contact Children's Services

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, young person or an adult you can contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) responds to initial enquiries about children, young people and adults. The MASH is based at Guildford Police Station and combines Children's Service social workers, Adult’s Service social workers, and health and police staff.

Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

  *   Phone:  0300 470 9100
  *   Email:  mash@surreycc.gov.uk  -  emails are dealt with during normal office hours
  *   Out of hours phone: 01483 517898 to speak to our emergency duty team<https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/contacting-social-care/out-of-hours-social-care-contacts>.
 

 

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