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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.

The safeguarding team:

 AScholey  TCoare

Alison Scholey - Senior DSL
alison.scholey@moultonschool.co.uk          

Tracey Coare - Deputy Safeguarding Lead     
tracey.coare@moultonschool.co.uk

 

Simon Barrick - Chair of Governors

Eric Anakwa - Safeguarding Governor

 

Angie Dabbs - Headteacher and Designated Senior Manager (head.teacher@moultonschool.co.uk)

Angela Ford - Deputy Safeguarding Lead (angela.ford@moulotnschool.co.uk)

Lisa Punter – Head of Sixth Form (lisa.punter@moultonschool.co.uk)

Pauline Teasdale - Pastoral Leader (pauline.teasdale@moultonschool.co.uk)

Katie O'Brien - Pastoral Leader (katie.o'brien@moultonschool.co.uk)

Emily Rigby – Pastoral Leader (emily.rigby@moultonschool.co.uk)

David Robinson - Head of Inclusion and Responsible for children in care (david.robinson@moultonschool.co.uk)

Sharon Price - Head of Engagement and Support (sharon.price@moultonschool.co.uk)

Safeguarding Policies
Child Protection
Drugs
Online Safety
Positive Behaviour
Inclusion
Whistleblowing
Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy

Safeguarding during Covid

We have updated our policy and procedures to reflect the additional challenges our community has experienced throughout the pandemic.

 

Supporting a child with grief and loss during COVID-19

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.

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 worrybox@moultonschool.co.uk. 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 the Click CEOP button below:

Make a report

Safer Recruitment

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:

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.

Support Services

Mental Health Support

   - Young Minds

   - Youth Works

   - Service Six

 

Gangs and County Lines

   - NSPCC

 

Child Sexual Exploitation and Grooming

   - NSPCC

 

Extremism and Radicalisation (PREVENT 2015)

   - Educate Against Hate

 

National Online Safety Resource Hub

   - National Online Safety

 

Useful Phone Numbers

Childline: 0800 1111

DOSTITO (Asian Womens Advice Service): 01604 745340

MARAC Team: 01604 838366

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Nene Valley Christian Family Refuge: 01604 230311

NHS Direct

   - 111 (non-emergency)

   - 999 (emergency)

Northamptonshire County Council

   - Customer Service Centre 0300 126 1000

   - Emergency Duty Team 01604 626938

   - Safeguarding & Quality Assurance 01604 363380

Northamptonshire Police:

   - 101 (non-emergency)

   - 999 (emergency)

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