To Safeguard all at Eastway, we aim to:
- create safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
- ensure that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
- make sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
- teach children and young people about staying safe
- maintain an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.
Mrs E Morris
Designated Safeguarding Lead/Headteacher
Miss N Coverdale
Deputy Designated Lead Level 2 Safeguard Trained/Assistant Headteacher
Mrs C Brodie
Level 2 Safeguard Trained/Designated Teacher in Charge of Children Looked After
Mrs S Dennett
Level 2 Safeguard Trained/Family Support, Safeguarding, Child Protection and Welfare Lead
What does a Designated Safeguarding Lead do?
The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead was specified in the Children Act 2004 and ensured the every organisation had a “named person” for safeguarding children and young people. Prior to that, the role had frequently been known as the Child Protection Officer. The Designated Safeguarding Person has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis.
Key Aspects of the Designated Lead role includes:
- Making sure all staff are aware how to raise safeguarding concerns
- Ensuring all staff understand the symptoms of child abuse and neglect
- Referring any concerns to social care
- Monitoring children who are the subject of child protection plans
- Maintaining accurate and secure child protection records