Designated Safeguarding Lead
Meet The Team
|Mrs L Gatfield
Mr J Wilson
Miss A Batley
Mrs K Corson
The Academy's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Louise Gatfield. The Acting DSL is Mr James Wilson, Vice Principal. The Deputy DSL is Miss Batley. The Interim Deputy DSL is Mrs Katie Corson. All members of the safeguarding team, including the Principal, undertake level 3 and/or 4 child protection training and training in inter-agency working, which is kept up to date with refresher and new training on an annual basis. Staff are supported by the DSL and Deputy DSL and the DSL and Deputy DSL are supported by the Principal and the SEN Governor.
All staff, including temporary staff, volunteers and Governors are provided with the Academy's child protection guidelines and policy and are informed of the Academy's child protection arrangements on induction.
All staff share an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
• Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our Academy setting
• Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our Academy setting
• Providing a stimulating, enriching curriculum that promotes health and wellbeing and enables children to know how to keep safe and manage risk.
All staff, including temporary staff and governors at Moor End Academy undertake training on safeguarding children that enables them to fulfill their responsibilities in respect of child protection effectively. The training is refreshed on a regular basis to keep staff knowledge and skills up to date.
All staff follow the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Procedures which are consistent with "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018" and “Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018”. Through their day-to-day contact with students, staff have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe. Parents and carers should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may be at immediate risk, the Academy is required, as a part of local child protection procedures, to report their concerns to Social Services immediately.
You will find some useful web links below, which provide advice and guidance for students, and parent/carers: