Designated Safeguarding Leads/Officers
Responsibilities & Expectations
It is the responsibility of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Hayley Cook, under the direction of Sarah Bennett and the governing body, to ensure that all safeguarding issues raised in school are effectively responded to, recorded and referred to the appropriate agency. They are also responsible for arranging whole school safeguarding training for all staff and volunteers who work with children and young people in our school. The DSL/O have a role in ensuring that the whole school safeguarding training takes place at least every three years.
The DSL/O are required to attend or ensure that a senior member of staff who has the relevant training and access to appropriate supervision, attends where appropriate, all conferences, core groups or meetings where it concerns a child at our school and to contribute to multi-agency discussions to safeguard and promote the child’s welfare.
The DSL/O will complete the MKSCB audit and Safeguarding Self-Evaluation. These will then be used to inform our Safeguarding Action Plan and the cycle continues. These documents will be shared with the MKSCB who monitor the provision for safeguarding across Milton Keynes and who have an auditing role in ensuring the school is meeting its Safeguarding requirements under sec 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 for both maintained and independent schools, including academies. The DSL/O are also required to provide an annual safeguarding governors report and with the headteacher, to ensure the governors remain fully informed with regards to safeguarding within the school.