Designated Safeguarding Lead

Job Overview

Orpington, England
Job Type
Full Time
£30,000 - £40,000 Per Year
Date Posted
14 days ago

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Job Description

We offer provision for 7-13 year olds (Key Stages 2 and 3). We work hard with students and staff to create a safe and happy learning environment.

Our aim is to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and resilience that supports our students to grow into purposeful young adults, so they are able to contribute to society in a positive way.

We are looking for a Designated Safeguarding Lead to join our team. 

Main Responsibilities

-Recognise and identify signs and symptoms of abuse; including peer on peer abuse, child sexual exploitation, harmful sexual behaviour and child criminal exploitation.

-Review all concerns relating to the wellbeing and safeguarding of our students raised; and respond promptly. Respond immediately and sensitively to any disclosures of harm or abuse made.

-Refer cases to the Local Authority Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub in line with statutory guidance. Ensure all referrals are followed up within the expected timescales and confidently escalate any cases where the need arises; using formal escalation policy and procedures.

-Refer cases to police, where deemed necessary to provide immediate protection or where it is suspected against a child crime may have occurred.

-Respond promptly to requests for information from Children’s Social Care, in line with statutory guidance. Act as main contact for social workers and other multi agency professionals, in relation to safeguarding.

-Attend and effectively contribute to all Child Protection Conferences, Child in Need reviews, strategy meetings, CLA reviews, CAF/TAC reviews and any other relevant meetings in relation to safeguarding and child protection.

-Act as an advocate in the best interests of our students, ensuring their views, wishes and feelings are sought and considered. Work closely with professionals, families, parents and carers to achieve the best outcomes.

-Use the common assessment framework (CAF) or Early Help process where appropriate and act as lead professional.

-Refer young people and families to additional agencies as part of Early Help support where the need arises – such as school nurse, YOS, Bromley Wellbeing, Bromley Children’s Project.

-Liaise closely with Head of School, ensuring they are informed and up to date with any concerns, referrals, escalations and ongoing investigations.

-Work closely with the Local Authority Education Social Worker to ensure best practice.

-Provide training, advice, guidance and support to all staff in relation to safeguarding and child protection.

–Ensure accurate and up to date record keeping, using CPOMs. Provide advice and guidance to all staff in logging any safeguarding concerns. Ensure up to date records are kept with regards to monitored children, referrals made and escalations made.

-Promote and monitor school attendance. Conduct daily calls to all absent students and follow up as necessary, logging all attempts made.

-Meet regularly with education welfare officer to monitor attendance concerns around individual students.

-Conduct home visits where appropriate and meet with parents/carers and students regarding attendance concerns.

-Liaise with SLT, behaviour team and SEN Lead regarding attendance matters. Collate and provide evidence for referrals to EWS as directed.

Apply today!


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