Desborough college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Bernadette Eaves (Senior Assistant Principal).We also have a Welfare and Safeguarding Panel that includes all Heads of Year, our SENCO, Attendance Officer and Learning Mentor, which meets regularly to monitor and action concerns.
Desborough College has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes.
To promote a safe environment for students, Desborough College employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
All staff, volunteers and trustees are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities and in line with statutory guidance. Additional safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and trustees. The training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DSL.
All staff are required to report any causes of concern to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputies. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.
Student attendance is monitored closely and concerns shared as appropriate with parents/carers,
If you have any serious concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at Desborough College, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. The DSL can be contacted on 01628 762550. The trustee with responsibility for child protection and safeguarding is TBC.
Following our recent assemblies, please find below resources related to Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
Number 22 Support Line
Number 22 Menu of Support
VISITOR INFORMATION & SAFEGUARDING ADVICE
Click here for visitor information safety leaflet
EXTERNAL LINKS TO SAFEGUARDING
Student Safeguarding Information
COUNTY LINES… KNOW THE SIGNS
Child Criminal Exploitation resource for parents
January 21st 2019 – Click here for letter from Thames Valley Police
SOCIAL MEDIA ADVICE
From time to time we will share advice with regards the use of social media and other apps pupils might use.
Click here for TikTok parent information factsheet
Safer Internet Day 2021
YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES FOR PARENTS
Cyberbullying Advice Sheet for Parents & Carers
Cyberbullying Advice Sheet for Young People
Family Mediation Leaflet
Coping with Self Harm Brochure For Parents