Overview of Safeguarding at Dysart School

Dysart School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support pupils and staff at school and follow the guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2022. If a pupil or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately.

Please see our safeguarding policies for further details.

Child Protection, Adult Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Dysart Safeguarding and Wellbeing Offer Updated Mar 2023

Pupil Voice Including Complaints

Managing Low Level Concerns in Relation to Staff at Dysart School

The safety of our students is our number one priority.  As we all know, the risks in modern society are varied and constantly changing and we cannot remove these, so we all need to help educate children in ways to keep themselves safe.

As part of safeguarding the pupils of Dysart School we will ensure that no political view is promoted. If political views are discussed as part of the school curriculum we will ensure this is a balanced discussion.

The Safeguarding Team

If you have any Child Protection concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Emmet Murphy, Vice Principal Tel: 020 8412 2600 Email:

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Leigh Edser, Principal Tel: 020 8412 2600 Email:

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): Vivien Rimmer Tel: 020 8547 4609 Email:

Designated Safeguarding Governor: Jackie Van West – contact via the school office

Safeguarding Poster

Safeguarding Q&A


Staff at Dysart are very well trained in the risks that young people face today. Members of the safeguarding team regularly attend safeguarding forums to share ideas and discuss ways to reduce risk.

The following table outlines safeguarding CPD undertaken at Dysart since September 2020.

Training DateNature of TrainingDelivered toDelivery by
Sept 2020 start, completing date July 2023MSc Safeguarding in an International ContextDSL Univ of Central Lancashire
17.9.2020Mental Health & Wellbeing TrainingAll StaffTherapy Teams
23.9.2020 General Safeguarding Update, including KCSiE 2020, Prevent DutyAll StaffDSL
18.11.2020Female Genital Mutilation & Honour-Based ViolenceAll StaffTrue Honor
25.3.2021 ‘Unconscious bias and decision making in Child Protection’DSL Ann Marie Christian
5.5.2021 Domestic Abuse, Building Relationships with Families, Internal Reporting ProceduresAll StaffDSL
15.6.2021‘Damaged Goods’ Mental Health trainingDSL Danny Wilsher
3.9.2021DSL TrainingSafeguarding TeamAndrew Hall
16.9.2021 General Safeguarding Update, including KCSiE 2021, Prevent Duty, Peer on Peer Abuse & Review of Everyone’s Invited, Role of the Disabled Children’s Team in KingstonAll Staff DSL – Lynn Locke (Team leader at the Disabled Children’s Team)
9.12.2021 ‘Understanding Online Child Sexual Abuse’ Pilot CourseDSLCEOP
17.1.2022 ‘Countering Far-Right Extremism’DSLSmall Steps
15.3.2022 Safeguarding Training for Admin and Premises StaffAdmin & Premises staffDSL
23.6.2022 ‘Countering Far-Right Extremism’All StaffSmall Steps
01.9.2022 General Safeguarding Update, including KCSiE 2022, Prevent Duty, FGM, Findings from Child Q SPR, Recognising risks, Reporting concernsAll StaffDSL
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Ofsted on Safeguarding at Dysart

Leaders demonstrate a high level of understanding and awareness of safeguarding concerns….The families that I spoke to reported that this is a safe place to be, and that staff at your school genuinely care about everyone in the school community.’

One parent of a non-verbal child said ‘I feel totally secure in the knowledge that he is safe here, even though he can’t talk.

Ofsted 2018