Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Great Dalby Primary School we take Safeguarding and Child Protection very seriously. All members of staff attend safeguarding training annually and we have three Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in school who have additional training. DSLs are trained in dealing with child abuse and safeguarding children.

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Lucy Anderson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Mrs Sarah Corner and Mrs Louise Allen

Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility

If you are worried or concerned about a child’s safety you can contact the school’s DSL on 01664 562750. The school office is open 8.30-4pm and someone will be able to help you.

Emergency Safeguarding Contact Out of Hours

Please follow this link for support outside school hours.

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/child-protection-and-safeguarding

Phone 999 if a crime is being committed or if a child is in immediate danger.

Contact Leicestershire police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger.

Contact the First Response Children’s Duty Team if you think a child is being:

  • neglected
  • physically abused
  • sexually abused

Telephone the First Response Children’s Duty Team if you have urgent concerns about a child who needs a social worker or police officer today:

Call 0116 305 0005 (This is a 24 hour phone line)

Operation Encompass

The founders of Operation Encompass, an information sharing and safeguarding initiative between the police and schools, have set up a Teachers’ Helpline to assist school staff in supporting children who may be experiencing domestic abuse. This means, if domestic abuse has been witnessed by a child and the police have been involved, a DSL will be contacted. If you need our support, we may be able to support you and your child/ren.

Policy

For our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, please see our policy page. You will also find the addendum to our Child Protection Policy, linked to COVID-19.

If you have any concerns please do speak to any member of staff or the DSLs mentioned above.

Below is the link The Keeping Children Safe In Education (2020), a document everyone in school reads and refers to.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/912592/Keeping_children_safe_in_education_Sep_2020.pdf