Greenside is a safeguarding community where:
Everyone is responsible
Every adult has a responsibility to report any concern to the Designated Senior Lead (DSL) for child protection.
The Designated Senior Lead (DSL) for Child Protection is: Dawn Brown
The Deputy DSP are: Dave Victor, Gemma Wishart, Michelle Bailey, Luke Simonds, Laura Cope, Mandy Wheelhouse, Amy Warwick, Rob Grundy and Miriam Kirby.
Greenside has a governor whose responsibility is to oversee all matters of safeguarding throughout the school.
The named governor for Child Protection and Safe-guarding is: Tish Chowles
We apply safeguarding, vetting procedures for all paid, unpaid, permanent and temporary staff and volunteers prior to them being engaged at Greenside School.
Every paid, unpaid, permanent and temporary member of staff and all volunteers must undertake training in safeguarding and child protection.
The school ICT systems and users are protected from accidental or deliberate misuse that could put our pupils at risk.
The school's Safe-guarding / Child Protection Policy is available on the school's website. The policy is also available on the school’s computer network (“N” drive), whilst hard copies can be obtained from the Head’s office.
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Hertfordshire Constabulary.
Operation Encompass is the notification to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, of incidents where a child or young person has experienced or been exposed to any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence. They will also ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01438 315356