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 Mrs K Chambers and the deputy safeguarding lead is Deputy Headteacher Mr J Lissaman. In addition the following Heads of Year are trained safeguarding officers, Mr J Vaughan, Mrs A Atkins, Dr A Scally, Miss P White, Mrs B Smith.

The person for overall responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs K Chambers. If you have any concerns in relation to a safeguarding issue, please contact Mrs Chambers, or if she 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). www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

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.

Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.

Once a Key Adult (DSL) has attended at an Operation Encompass briefing they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all DDSL’s.

Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school.

The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.

The Key Adult has also led training for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification.

We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non abusing adult at risk.

The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports.

The Key Adult has used the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.

Our Key Adults are-;

Miss K Chambers – Designated Safeguard Lead
Mr J Lissaman – Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead

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