Everyone working at De Lisle shares a common objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
- Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn, develop and feel safe;
- Identifying children and young people who may be at risk of harm.
There are a number of senior staff trained as safeguarding officers. In addition to those highlighted below these are The Head Teacher, Mr Chris Davies and the Deputy Head Teachers, Mr James Lissaman, Mrs Deirdre Carey and Mrs Laura Lee-Jenkinson.
The person for overall responsibility for safeguarding in addition to the Head Teacher is Kate Sealy. If you have any concerns in relation to a safeguarding issue, please contact one of these staff members immediately.
Safeguarding at De Lisle is everyone’s responsibility. All staff receive training on an annual basis and are kept informed of all updates as they emerge. The guidance we follow is: Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015 (currently being updated) and Working Together to Safeguard Children, March 2013.
There is an on-going programme of education for the students across the key stages, which focuses on enabling them to keep themselves safe whether at school, at home or on line.
Training incorporates the ‘Thinkuknow’ materials produced by the National Crime Agency Child Exploitation Online Protection Agency (CEOP). www.thinkuknow.co.uk/