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.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2021-2022



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

07858 300121


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



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 NameContact detailsWebsite address
ChildlineTel: 0800
SamaritansTel: 116123
PoliceTel: 999 Emergency calls only
Tel: 101 Non-emergency calls
Children's ServicesTel: 0300 126 1000
Emergency out of hours Tel: 01604 626 938
Time To TalkTel: 01327
Young Minds CharityCrisis Messenger Text: YM to 85258
Parents helpline: 0808 8025544
Winston's WishNational Freephone Helpline*: 08088 020 021 (open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)
ASK email support:
Childhood Bereavement UKTel: 0800 02 888 40
Cruse Bereavement CareTel: 0808 808 1677
Grief EncounterTel: 0808 802 0111
Carers UKTel: 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm Email: advice@carersuk.org
Foodbank DaventryTel: 01327 577851
Daventry STAR for alcohol and drugs supportTel: 0808 1698512 Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Tel: 0800 358 3456
Gamblers AnonymousTel: 0330 094 0322
Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse ServiceTel: 0300 120154
In an emergency call 999
ACT Early - Prevent RadicalisationTel 0800 011 3764
9am to 5pm every day
Citizens AdviceTel: 03444 889629

Children – please tell an adult if you have any worries no matter how small

Useful Links:

Counter Terrorism Police UK

Childnet – Secondary

CBBC Lifebabble

Childline – You and your body

Childline – 1-2-1 Counsellor Chat

Childline – Message boards. Want to say how you’re feeling? Or ask a question?

Childline – Got something on your mind and you want info. and advice?

CEOP – You. Your friends. The Internet. (Age 11-13)

CEOP – Sex, Relationships. The Internet. (Age 14+)

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