Safeguarding at MSSC
The Safeguarding team at Moulton School and Science College ensures that the responsibilities for protecting children from harm are at the core of everything they do. We expect staff, including supply staff, volunteers, and visitors to share this commitment. We follow the procedures set out by the Local Education Authority and take account of all guidance issued by the DfE. All of these procedures are set out in our Child Protection policy. See details below.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is an appropriate senior member of staff, Alison Scholey, who has the status and authority within the school to carry out the duties of the post including committing resources and, where appropriate, supporting and directing other staff.
At Moulton School, the Senior Designated Lead is supported by our Deputy Safeguarding Lead, and Amanda Burditt, our Safeguarding Support Worker. There are six further Pastoral team members who are trained DSLs: KS3 and KS4 Leaders, an Engagement Support Leader, our Head of Inclusion, as well as the Head of Sixth Form who oversees child protection, and matters in post-16 education.
During term time, the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputies are always available during school hours for staff to discuss any child protection or safeguarding concerns. The Designated Safeguarding Lead in partnership with the Deputies, other members of the Senior Leadership Team, and other key staff at school will organise adequate and appropriate cover for any out-of-hours or out-of-term activities/ issues.
All child protection concerns WILL be reported to the appropriate authority. The school is aware and will always act in line with the NSCP policies and procedures and practice guidance. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. This includes receiving Domestic Violence (DV) and missing from home notifications from the Police. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
- Simon Barrick - Chair of Governors
- Eric Anakwa - Safeguarding Governor
- Angie Dabbs - Headteacher and Designated Senior Manager (email@example.com)
- Angela Ford - Deputy Safeguarding Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Lisa Punter – Head of Sixth Form (email@example.com)
- Year 7 - Jayne Wadsworth
- Year 8 - karlie Gaskell
- Year 9 - Sophia Pearce
- Year 10 - Leanne Bellamy-Smith
- Year 11 - Kelly Namruti
- Years 12/13 - Cherry Coppard
How do I report a concern?
Safeguarding referrals must be made in one of the following ways which is displayed on noticeboards in the Staff Room, department offices and published on the school’s website:
- By telephone contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 126 7000
- By email to the MASH team: MASH@nctrust.co.uk
- In an emergency, outside office hours, by contacting the Emergency Duty Team on 01604 626938 or the Police.
If a child is in immediate danger at any time, left alone or missing, contact the Police directly and/or an ambulance using 999.
If you make a referral directly, you must tell the DSL as soon as possible.
Students are encouraged to share their concerns or worried about fellow students by sending an
e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This address is monitored during the school holidays as well as during term time.
How do I report online abuse?
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking here:
All Senior Leaders have undertaken safer recruitment training. As a school, it is our responsibility to prevent people who pose a risk of harm from working with children by adhering to statutory responsibilities to check staff who work with children, taking proportionate decisions on whether to ask for any checks beyond what is required and ensuring volunteers are appropriately supervised.
For most appointments, an enhanced DBS certificate, which includes barred list information, will be required as the majority of staff will be engaging in regulated activity. In short, a person will be considered to be engaging in regulated activity if as a result of their work they:
- Will be responsible, on a regular basis in a school or college, for teaching, training, instructing, caring for or supervising children; or
- will carry out paid, or unsupervised unpaid, work regularly in a school or college where that work provides an opportunity for contact with children;
- engage in intimate or personal care or overnight activity, even if this happens only once.
For all other staff who have an opportunity for regular contact with children who are not engaging in regulated activity, an enhanced DBS certificate, which does not include a barred list check, will be appropriate. This will include contractors that would have the opportunity for contact with children and who work under a temporary or occasional contract.
Childline: 0800 1111
DOSTITO (Asian Women's' Advice Service): 01604 745340
MARAC Team: 01604 838366
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Nene Valley Christian Family Refuge: 01604 230311
Northamptonshire County Council:
Customer Service Centre 0300 126 1000
Emergency Duty Team 01604 626938
Safeguarding & Quality Assurance 01604 363380
Northamptonshire Rape and Incest Crisis: 01604 250721
Northampton Women's Aid: 0845 123 2311
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Relate: 01604 634400
Serenity: 01604 601713
Sunflower: 01604 233684
Victim Support: 0845 303 0900
Wellingborough and East Northants Women's Aid: 01933 224943