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 Tracey Coare, our Deputy Safeguarding Lead. There are five further pastoral team members who are trained DSLs: KS3 and KS4 Leaders, Pastoral Support Manager, Engagement Support Leader as well as the Head of Sixth Form who oversees child protection 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.