At DSLV we take safeguarding children very seriously. All children have the right to be safe.
As such, we have invested in a team of designated safeguarding professionals, from Heads of Year and Phase leaders, to a brilliant welfare team including four highly experienced lead practitioners for safeguarding.
We use a computerised system called CPOMS to record any issues which allows all adults at the academy to report concerns. We have an open door policy for all issues around pupil safety, pupils can access support and guidance from a range of places at all times.
We work in partnership with external agencies including social care, the police, school nursing service and lots more to ensure that pupils are well looked after.
If a child is in immediate danger, left alone or missing, you should contact the police directly and/or an ambulance using 999.
If there is no immediate danger but you are concerned about a child’s welfare, contact us using the below services:
Holiday DSL Contact Number
Parents and carers, please take a moment to visit the Think U Know website.
DSLV Designated Safeguarding Team
Mrs Joanne Cadd
Primary Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children (Primary)
Mrs Hannah Rowe
Deputy Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Primary)
Mrs Beverley Maughan
Deputy Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children (Secondary)
DSLV Welfare Team (Primary)
Miss Courtney Boxell – Attendance and Welfare Officer
Mrs Michelle Ginn – Assistant Headteacher and DSL
Mrs Gemma Haynes – Nursery and DSL
DSLV Welfare Team (Secondary)
Mrs Sarah Osborne – Senior Attendance and Welfare Officer
Mrs Debbie Tustin – Attendance and Welfare Officer
ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARDING STAFF – SECONDARY
Mrs Beatrix Bradley – Head of Year 7
Mrs Rachel Bryan – Head of Year 8
Mr Jon Evans – Head of Year 9
Miss Elysha Amed – Head of Year 10
Miss Emma Wright – Head of Year 11
Mrs Jenna Waugh – Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Outside of school hours, if you have a concern about a child please use the link below to inform Northamptonshire children safeguarding board. If the child you are concerned about is at immediate risk of harm, call 999.
Sources of External Support
|Service Name||Contact details||Website address|
|Childline||Tel: 0800 1111||www.childline.org.uk|
|Police||Tel: 999 Emergency calls only|
Tel: 101 Non-emergency calls
|Children's Services||Tel: 0300 126 1000|
Emergency out of hours Tel: 01604 626 938
|Time To Talk||Tel: 01327 706706||www.time2talk.org.uk|
|Young Minds Charity||Crisis Messenger Text: YM to 85258|
Parents helpline: 0808 8025544
|Winston's Wish||National Freephone Helpline*: 08088 020 021 (open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)|
ASK email support: email@example.com
|Childhood Bereavement UK||Tel: 0800 02 888 40||https://www.childbereavementuk.org/coronavirus-supporting-children|
|Cruse Bereavement Care||Tel: 0808 808 1677|
|Grief Encounter||Tel: 0808 802 0111|
|Carers UK||Tel: 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.carersuk.org/|
|Foodbank Daventry||Tel: 01327 577851|
|Daventry STAR for alcohol and drugs support||Tel: 0808 1698512 Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm||https://changeyourtomorrow.co.uk/#areas/northamptonshire/referral|
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
|Tel: 0800 358 3456|
|Gamblers Anonymous||Tel: 0330 094 0322|
|Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service||Tel: 0300 120154|
In an emergency call 999
|ACT Early - Prevent Radicalisation||Tel 0800 011 3764|
9am to 5pm every day
|Citizens Advice||Tel: 03444 889629||https://advicefinder.turn2us.org.uk|
Children – please tell an adult if you have any worries no matter how small