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At Kates Hill Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people both within the school environment and outside. Please find our safeguarding and child protection policies here.

What is child protection about?

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

The DSL lead is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and takes lead responsibility for child protection and wider safeguarding (including online safety), and will keep the Headteacher informed of any issues especially ongoing enquiries under section 47 of the Children Act 1989 and Police investigations.

Our DSLs is Mrs K Harvey (Headteacher) and Mrs M Hollis.

During term time, the DSL will be available during school hours for staff to discuss any safeguarding concerns. When the DSL is absent, the Deputy DSL’s Mrs M Ward, Mr L Waterfield (SENCO) and Mr D Cox (AHT) will act as cover.

We have appointed a designated teacher, Mr D Cox (AHT) who is responsible for promoting the educational achievement of looked-after children and previously looked-after children in line with statutory guidance. The designated teacher is appropriately trained and has the relevant qualifications and experience to perform the role.

Useful Numbers and Websites

‘Out of Hours’ Disclosures

Take advice from MASH/Police/Base Contact.

Page 15 of 83 Dudley MASH number 0300 555 0050 (9:00am-5:00pm) or 0300 555 8574 (out of hours).

MARF Form - under for practitioners and those working with children section.

Sandwell MASH Number 0121 569 3100 – this is for both office hours and out of hours. MARF Form 

Wolverhampton Mash number – 01902 555 392 (8:30am-5:00pm) or 01902 552 999 (out of hours). MARF Form 

Job Description

DSL Job Description

Deputy DSL Job Description

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