Our Safeguarding Team at Cherry Dale consists of:
Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL): Mrs Karen Brown - Headteacher
Deputy DSL: Miss Trudy Simpson - Deputy Headteacher
Deputy DSL: Miss Jane Conway - Parent Support Worker
Cause for Concern
Staff are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding team using a written proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset, persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.
All lateness and absences are recorded by the School Attendance Officer, Mrs Britton. Reasons will always be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continues, the school will refer to the Educational Welfare Officer.
A child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly or are consistently late. Safeguarding and child protection will be considered in all instances.