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. The designated safeguarding lead is Deputy Headteacher Mr Lissaman. In addition the following are trained safeguarding officers: Ms Laidler, Mrs Chambers and Mr Vaughan.

The person for overall responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Lissaman. If you have any concerns in relation to a safeguarding issue, please contact Mr Lissaman, or if he is not available please contact one of the other staff members named above.

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, September 2021 and Working Together to Safeguard Children, July 2021.

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).

If you are concerned about a student out of hours call the social services emergency first response number on 0116 3050005.

The lead DSL and one of our Deputy DSLs are available out of hours by email.

If you believe a child is in immediate danger call 999 immediately.

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