The DSL is the lead person for school staff, pupils, parents/carers and partner agencies, who may have concerns about an individual child’s safety or well-being. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL’s) are the first point of contact in the absence of the DSL, to avoid any unnecessary delays in responding to a child’s needs.
All adults working at Olsen House (including visitors, volunteers, and contractors) have a responsibility to report concerns where they believe a child may be at immediate risk of harm or neglect to the DSL, Mrs Allen or to the Headteacher. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to appropriately. This information will be dealt with as confidentially as possible and made known to only those staff who need to know.
Whilst school deal with child protection concerns sensitively and with care, we have a legal responsibility to report such allegations to Social Services and/or the police and we follow the procedures set out by Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP).
Click here to access our Child Protection Policy for the full procedural framework on our duties.
Role of Group
The named Lead for Safeguarding in Kedleston Group is Kimberley Taylor
The purpose of Early Help is to prevent any issues getting worse or hitting crisis point by offering support to a family at the right time. Early Help works best when it is offered to the whole family and when services are delivered jointly by professionals. Early Help may include support from the Family Outreach Team, Parenting support, the Youth Service or completing an Early Help Assessment to ensure a package of support that meets the needs of the whole family is implemented.
If you would like further information about Early Help, please contact your child’s teacher or a member of the Pastoral Team.
Additional resources for parents & carers providing useful and impartial information about how to keep your child safe.
Talking to your child about online sexual harassment – A guide for parents
www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre (Child Exploitation and online Protection Centre)
Parent / Carer Guidance to Safeguarding
Click here for Olsen House’s Parents & Carers guide to safeguarding.