At De La Salle school every member of the school community is committed to ensuring that we safeguard all of our students. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors have a fall part to play in protecting our students from harm.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from radicalisation.
We have a team of Designated safeguarding Leads (DLS) that are dedicated to ensuring the safeguarding of all students at De La Salle School. Students have been made aware of who the safeguarding team are. There are posters displayed in all classrooms and around the school of the safeguarding team.
The photographs and email addresses of the safeguarding leads are shown below:
Mr. D. Fogarty
Mr. D. Butler
Mrs. S. Starling
Mrs. T. Carlane
As a school we follow the DfE and government guidance that safeguarding entails:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development.
- Making sure children receive safe and effective care.
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
The schools’ safeguarding policy and practice ensures that we comply with the guidance in the following three documents:
In addition, as a school based in Essex we follow the guidance set out in the SET (Southend, Essex, and Thurrock) Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedure
Child on Child Abuse
We are also aware of the presence in school of child on child abuse. We work with our students to ensure that they are aware of what is meant by child on child abuse, how they can report it and ensure they are aware that the school will not tolerate any incidences of such behaviour Child on Child Abuse Policy
Useful phone numbers Links for parent/carers & students:
NELFT Mental Health Crisis Team Phone Numbers
CAMHS: 0800 953 0222
Mental Health Direct: 0800 995 1000
Anna Freud centre for parents and carers
Place2be support for mental health
Papyrus prevention of suicide of young people
Self-Harming advice for young people
Mind UK Support for 11-18 year olds self-harming
Children First Advice for parents and carers of children who are self-harming
NSPCC Keeping children safe online
UK saferinternet.UK guide for parents and carers
thinkuknow online safety guide for parents
Government advice on keeping children safe online for parents and carers
Drugs and Alcohol advice
Young minds advice for teenagers on drugs and alcohol
Changegrowlive advice for parents on alcohol and drug use