Safeguarding

All children have the right to feel safe; if you have any concerns it is your responsibility to report it.
At DHSB

The name of the Designated Senior Person is: Dan Roberts

The names of the Deputy Designated Senior Persons are: Jo Weaver and Becky Edwards

The name of the link Child Protection Governor is: Carolyn Bruce-Spencer

Contact us

Please contact us within school hours if you have a concern by telephoning the school and speaking to one of the designated persons.

Alternatively please send a message to headteacher@dhsb.org

We cannot keep safeguarding concerns about children and young people confidential and may need to pass information on to Children’s Social Care or the police to investigate further.

Other important contacts

The Gateway - 01752 668000 gateway@plymouth.gov.uk

Plymouth Out of Hours Service - 01752 346984

Local Safeguarding Board Business Manager – Siobhan Wallace 01752 307144

Local Authority Designated Officer – Simon White 01752 307144

For more information about the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer, please download this leaflet

NSPCC Helpline - Counsellors are available 24 hours a day and can provide an independent first line of contact for those who may otherwise be unsure where to turn. Any adult worried about the welfare of a child can call the NSPCC’s Helpline on 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

Our policies and procedures are consistent with South West Child Protection procedures (for further details please see www.swcpp.org.uk) and respond to the statutory guidance outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014.

Recent updates - September 2015

eSafety Webpage

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – You can access this parents’ guide

Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation – You can access this parents’ guide