The designated person for safeguarding is Jane May (Deputy Head Teacher). In her absence please contact Joanne Smith (Head Teacher).

The Governors responsible for safeguarding are Helen Murphy,Catherine Davidson and Maria Bache.

Beverley School is a specialist school for children and young people with autism where staff and governors are fully committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of our pupils.

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Safeguarding Procedures/Guidelines

What to do if you have a safeguarding/child protection concern regarding one of the pupils within school:

Your concern must be taken to a designated member of staff immediately and not discussed with anyone else

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Jane May (DHT), other designated staff are: Joanne Smith (HT) and Zoe Mather (Assessment Lead). If none of the designated people are available you must take it to one of the school’s Keystage Leaders:  Andy Smyth, Kerry Guy or Wendy Rush.

Remember child abuse may be identified through a complex mixture of:

physical symptoms; behavioural characteristics;   background factors

If a disclosure is made to you by a child allow them to communicate it in their own way, do not rephrase or reinterpret their answers.     Do not ask direct questions about the information given but use open ended ones such as ‘Is there anything else you want to tell me?’

  • Notes made outlining the concern need to be recorded on CPOMS
  • The DSL will act accordingly eg ringing parents, referring to social services or contacting other relevant agencies/professionals.
  • The actions of the DSL are recorded on CPOMS. Appropriate staff are informed via CPOMS
  • The Family Liaison Officer - Lisa Hyde will also record information via CPOMS.
  • Feedback is given to staff regarding the initial concern as deemed appropriate.
  • There are many other things that occur in school to reduce the chance of a situation becoming a child protection concern for example; Effective/professional relationships with outside agencies have been established and regular contact is maintained when families have several agencies working with them. LT members will make referrals to agencies such as Social services (Child with Disability team/Transitions team), CAMHS/LD CAMHS, Home Support, Network/multiagency meetings, Core Group Meetings

Updated  November 2018