Designated Safeguarding Lead
Crawford Village Primary School Safeguarding Declaration
At Crawford Village, we take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is responsible for safeguarding and child protection. The key role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead is to:
manage referrals from school staff or any others from outside the school;
work with external agencies and professionals on matter of safety and safeguarding;
raise awareness of safeguarding and child protection amongst the staff and parents; and
ensure that child protection information is transferred to the pupil’s new school;
be aware of pupils who have a social worker;
help promote educational outcomes by sharing the information about the welfare, safeguarding and child protection issues with teachers and school and college leadership staff.
At Crawford Village, we have clear procedures in place for when adults in the school have a concern about a child or young person or adult in school. They should:
Complete a concern in writing
The DSL should be informed that a concern has been raised by following the above procedures.
If the DSL is not available, staff should speak to the Deputy Safeguarding Lead and/or take advice from local children’s social care as outlined in "Keeping Children Safe in Education".
At Crawford Village Primary School, we recognise that there could be a possibility that adults working in the school may harm children, including governors, volunteers, supply teachers and agency staff. Any concerns about the conduct of other adults in the school should be taken immediately to the Headteacher without delay and any concerns about the Headteacher should go to the Chair of Governors who can be contacted via the school office.
It should also be noted that there are procedures in place at Crawford Village to handle and report allegations against members of staff, volunteers and contractors.
The Designated Safeguarding & Prevent Lead at Crawford Village Primary School
The Designated Safeguarding & Prevent Lead at Crawford Village Primary School School is the Headteacher: Mrs Debra Eaton. The Deputy Designated lead is Miss Anna Davies. Both designated leads have received up-to-date refresher designated training. The school is fully compliant.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead on behalf of the Board of Governors at Crawford Village Primary School is: Dr Chris Lomas (Chair).
The Designated Prevent Lead on behalf of the Board of Governors at Crawford Village Primary School is: Mr Stephen Gribbons (Vice-Chair).