Job Description

• Act as a champion of the school’s safeguarding policy and procedures by supporting the DSL to ensure all staff have access to and understand them.

• Induct new members of staff on the direction of the DSL with regard to the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

•Recognise how to identify signs of abuse and when to make a referral

• Respond appropriately to disclosures or concerns relating to the well-being of a child

• Refer allegations or cases of suspected abuse to the relevant investigating agencies, ensuring they have access to the most relevant up to date information

• Liaise with the DSL and Principal to inform them of any issues and ongoing investigations

• Ensure that relevant, detailed and accurate written records of referrals/concerns are kept and that these are stored securely

• When students move school, ensure their safeguarding file is sent to the new establishment immediately and securely

• Refer cases to the Local Authority Prevent Officer where there is a radicalisation concern as required

• Attend and contribute effectively to Child In Need meetings, Child Protection conferences, planning and review meetings

• Discuss with parents/carers, and if they are in agreement liaise and coordinate with colleagues and outside organisations to refer to Early Help as soon as a problem emerges.

• Ensure that actions for the school resulting from meetings are SMART and that they are carried out in a co-ordinated way; making the difference which was anticipated

•Support the DSL to ensure all staff have safeguarding induction within their first 7 days and receive frequent updates so that they are able to recognise and report any concerns immediately

• Attend relevant training every 2 years and an annual basis attend forums/roadshows to reinforce and enhance Safeguarding knowledge and practice

• Represent the school at forums and disseminate the information to colleagues

•To undertake any reasonable duties as directed by the Principal.



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Source: Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead, Kent – Tes Jobs