The Kedleston Group Safeguarding Lead, John Young, is responsible for ensuring that rigorous safeguarding arrangements are in place across the Kedleston Group. John ensures that each school and home places safeguarding the children at the centre of what it does and operates in accordance with regulatory and statutory requirements and within the guidelines of each Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and other regulatory and statutory boards with jurisdiction in the locality of the school or home.
A detailed safeguarding audit is undertaken on a termly basis of all safeguarding matters in each school and home, and the Group Safeguarding Lead will also chair the local safeguarding committee meetings to support the Designated Safeguarding Lead. This helps in ensuring that all safeguarding concerns are dealt with and responded to appropriately, that lessons are learned and that best practice is shared across the Group.
The Group Safeguarding Lead reports directly to the Safeguarding Overview Committee which is a sub-committee of the Board of Directors of the Kedleston Group. The Committee comprises three non-executive directors, Angela Nightingale (Chair), Richard Tassell, Paul Hegarty, the Chief Executive Officer, Paul Brosnan, the Chief Operating Officer, Lee Reed, the Group Safeguarding Lead, Kimberley Taylor and the SOC Secretary Sadia Bhatti.
The Committee reviews all safeguarding matters, as well as trends and will issue requirements or recommendations in respect of any concerns.
The Committee meets monthly and reports to the Board at each Board meeting.
Our schools are registered with the Department for Education (DfE) and our residential settings are registered with Ofsted. All of our provisions are inspected by Ofsted and the reports for care and education can be found on each school or home page or by visiting the Ofsted website.
Download the Safeguarding Child Protection Policy for each of our provisions: