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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

 

Our Commitment

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, we ensure that all of our recruitment and employment practices reflect this.

 

The Good Shepherd Trust’s Safeguarding Trust Director is: Simon Walker

 

The Good Shepherd Trust’s DSL is: Amanda Johnston

 

At Waverley Abbey the safety and wellbeing of every child is our absolute priority. The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility, therefore we expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, LGC members, Trust directors, visitors, contractors and third party professionals to share this view.

 

Designated Safeguarding Leads

The term “Designated Safeguarding Lead” (DSL) is used in the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting. The role of the DSL must be fulfilled by a member of the school’s senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Ms. Debs Morris

 

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Rebecca Marshall

Mrs Amy Hilyard

Mr Dan Brown

Mrs Emma Lawrence

Mrs Hannah Ashford (maternity leave)

 

Please use the links below for information provided by the NSPCC on children staying at home alone.

Further information on Safeguarding can also be found on the Good Shepherd Safeguarding page.

Reporting a Concern

If you have a concern about a child, please contact one of our school’s DSLs.

If your concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacher. Allegations against the Headteacher should be made to the Chair of the Trust, The very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams chair@goodshepherdtrust.org

The DSLs are contactable via: dsl@waverley-abbey.surrey.sch.uk

 

Alternatively, you can contact Surrey Children's Services directly:

Office hours: 0300 470 9100

Out of hours – 01483 517898

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - 0300 123 1650 or email: LADO@surreycc.gov.uk . For concerns about an adult who is working or volunteering with children.

 

At Waverley Abbey we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.  We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policies can be viewed in our policy section on the website. We use CPOMS to record any safeguarding concerns so that they can be kept securely and confidentially.

 

If you would like to see the Trust’s safeguarding information, including the safer working practice statement, please click here.

 

DBS Filtering

 If you would like to volunteer to help at the school, then you must obtain a DBS form from the school office for you to fill in. Further information on this can be provided by our school office team.

 

Useful Documents:

Keeping children safe in education

Mental health and behaviour in schools

Children missing education

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Working together to safeguard children

What to do if you're worried about a child

Useful websites:

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childrens-social-care/contact-childrens-services ADD

Report child abuse to your local council

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Smoking in vehicles

Department of Education: Tackling Child Abuse Together 

Think u Know (Parent e-safety information)