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. If a pupil or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately.
Please see our safeguarding policies for further details.
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.
If you have any Child Protection concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jack Toogood, Assistant Principal Tel: 020 8412 2600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Leigh Edser, Principal Tel: 020 8412 2600 Email: email@example.com
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): Vivien Rimmer Tel: 020 8547 4609 Email: LADO@achievingforchildren.org.uk
Designated Safeguarding Governor: Jackie Van West – contact via the school office
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 Date||Nature of Training||Delivered to||Delivery by|
|Sept 2020 start, completing date July 2023||MSc Safeguarding in an International Context||DSL||Univ of Central Lancashire|
|17.9.2020||Mental Health & Wellbeing Training||All Staff||Therapy Teams|
|23.9.2020||General Safeguarding Update, including KCSiE 2020, Prevent Duty||All Staff||DSL|
|18.11.2020||Female Genital Mutilation & Honour-Based Violence||All Staff||True 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 Procedures||All Staff||DSL|
|15.6.2021||‘Damaged Goods’ Mental Health training||DSL||Danny Wilsher|
|3.9.2021||DSL Training||Safeguarding Team||Andrew 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 Kingston||All Staff||DSL – Lynn Locke (Team leader at the Disabled Children’s Team)|
|9.12.2021||‘Understanding Online Child Sexual Abuse’ Pilot Course||DSL||CEOP|
|17.1.2022||‘Countering Far-Right Extremism’||DSL||Small Steps|
|15.3.2022||Safeguarding Training for Admin and Premises Staff||Admin & Premises staff||DSL|
|23.6.2022||‘Countering Far-Right Extremism’||All Staff||Small Steps|
|01.9.2022||General Safeguarding Update, including KCSiE 2022, Prevent Duty, FGM, Findings from Child Q SPR, Recognising risks, Reporting concerns||All Staff||DSL|
|22.9.2022||Addressing the impact of social media on children and young popel||DSL||Institute of Government and Public Policy|
|4.9.2023||General Safeguarding Update including KCSiE 2023||All Staff||DSL|
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.