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Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Team

It is a department for Children, Schools and families (DCSF) requirement that each school in the country nominates a senior member of staff who will have special responsibility for Child Protection.  In Calderdale, this member of staff, known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer, has received training in this area, and can be trusted to deal with all these matters with professional confidentiality.  At Riverside, the DSLO is Lucy Caswell.  There is also a statutory requirement for schools to have a Deputy Child Protection Liaison Teacher.  At Riverside, the Deputy DDSLO is David Howes.  The chair of Governors is Amanda Ward.  The nominated Governor for Child Protection is Mia Simons.

The people you should talk to at Riverside are:

The Designated Safeguarding lead Officer (DSLO) who takes the lead for Child Protection is
Lucy Caswell (Exec Head)

Contact: head@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer is
David Howes (Deputy Head)
Contact: david.howes@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

The name of the Designated Teacher for Children who are Looked After is
Joy Rooney (SENDCo)
Contact: jrooney@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk




Safeguarding Team Details

Headteacher responsible for implementing policies & procedures, allocating resources & addressing staff concerns

Lucy Caswell (Exec Headteacher)

Designated Safeguarding lead Officer (DSLO) member of the senior leadership team responsible for dealing with safeguarding issues, advising & supporting staff, liaising with the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer), and working with other agencies

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer (DDSLO) member of teaching, support or pastoral staff with sufficient status & authority to effectively deputise for the DSLO role above

David Howes (Deputy Head)

Joy Rooney (SENDCo)

SENCO advice, liaison & support for staff and agencies working with children with special education needs and their parents and carers

Joy Rooney

LAC Designated Teacher promotes the educational achievement of ‘looked after’ children on the school role

Joy Rooney

Chair of Governors leads on all allegations of abuse made against staff, in liaison with the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer), & on safe recruitment practices with the Head Teacher

Amanda Ward


Safeguarding Governor

Mia Simons


Our school will ensure that the DSLO, the DDSLO and the governing body attend training relevant to their role.  All staff will receive Child Protection training, which is relevant and appropriate to their role.  Refresher training is available every three years.  Induction training in Safeguarding will be provided to all new staff and volunteers within half a term.

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