Designated Safeguarding Lead

Designated Safeguarding Lead Colne, East of England, England

Park High School
Full Time Colne, East of England, England 32020 - 36298 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Post Title: Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Non Teaching

Grade: Grade 8 – SCP 25 - 30

Salary: £32,020 - £36,298 pro-rata

Hours: 37 hours per week

Weeks Payable: Term time plus two weeks (46.20) Permanent position

Reports To: Senior Leadership Team

Job Purpose:

The DSL will take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school (including online safety). They will take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings, and contribute to the assessment of children.

They will advise and support other members of staff on child welfare, safeguarding and child protection matters, and liaise with relevant agencies such as the local authority and police.


· Take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection, including online safety, at the school.

· Contribute to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment.

· Be available during all school hours during term time for staff to discuss any safeguarding concerns. Generally, this should be in person; however, they may be available virtually in exceptional circumstances.

· Organise adequate and appropriate cover arrangements for any out-of-hours/out-of-term activities.

Managing Referrals:

· Act as the first point of contact for staff members raising safeguarding and child protection concerns.

· Identify pupils who may be at risk and use the correct referral protocol to reduce these risks.

· Respond appropriately to disclosures or concerns relating to the wellbeing of a pupil.

· Refer cases of suspected child protection issues to the appropriate investigating agency, e.g. children’s social care
services (CSCS), the police and Channel.

· Work closely with staff on safeguarding and child protection matters, ensuring that staff members understand when it is necessary for a referral to be made.

· Support staff members who make referrals to external agencies.

· To work with HR and LADO in the notification to DBS of any staff who have been dismissed or have left due to posing risk or harm to a child.

· Liaise with the LA and follow up any referrals made, ensuring the school aids the LA’s work where necessary.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £32,020.00-£36,298.00 per year


  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 17/04/2023
Reference ID: Designated Safeguarding Lead
Expected start date: 17/04/2023

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Park High School

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