Job Description

Schools Safeguarding Officer

We have a great opportunity for an experienced and passionate Safeguarding Officer to join Witherslack Group to support safeguarding across our Schools.

The Schools Safeguarding Officer will work closely with the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s) and Head Teachers to ensure that practice is robust and defensible in relation to safeguarding within the school.

You will work with the Head of Safegarding to support schools and ensure compliance in accordance with safeguarding and wider legislation and in the development and delivery of training for DSL’s and school based staff. You will contribute to effective partnership working between different teams and departments within Witherslack Group.

You will undertake safeguarding audits in schools to ensure compliance within current frameworks and support schools in any actions plans resulting from findings within safeguarding audits. You will also support DSL’s in schools and give advice to ensure that safeguarding concerns are managed in line with Local Safeguarding Partnership procedures and thresholds.

You will work with DSL’s in schools to ensure that safeguarding record keeping is robust and in line with best practice and will give advice and guidance in relation to safeguarding cases.

To be successful for this role you will need to have at least 5 years experience of working in a role where managing and dealing with safeguarding cases in relation to children and young people, ideally in an education setting.

About Us

For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. We are a leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties, complex learning needs and challenging behaviours. We have a reputation for excellence and of achieving the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.


We know you’re going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. You will receive a competitive salary, Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary, 35 days holidays, contributory pension (matched up to 5%) and a comprehensive induction, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme.

For further information please contact Mary Aurens, Head of Safeguarding, on 07469 143799

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.

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