Designated Safeguarding Leads

If you have ANY concerns about the safety or welfare of child, you MUST contact one of the school's DSLs listed below IMMEDIATELY.

Even if the school is closed, it is really important that you let us know about these concerns because WE WILL ACT ON THEM.
 
At Sladefield Infant School we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.
 
This also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained to deal with safeguarding issues. There is always a trained member of staff on the school premises to deal with any safeguarding concerns that may arise.
 
It may be helpful for parents to know that the Local Authority requires Head Teachers to report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. This procedure is intended to protect children at risk and schools are encouraged to take the attitude that, where there are grounds for suspicion, it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that Head Teachers risk upsetting some parents/carers by reporting a case, which on investigation proves unfounded. In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents/carers, appreciating how difficult it is for Head Teachers to carry out this delicate responsibility, would accept that the Head Teacher was acting in what were believed to be the child’s best interests.
 
The Safeguarding Team are;