Safeguarding our students
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 two 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:
Parents and carers, please take a moment to visit the Think U Know website.
DSLV designated Child Protection Team
Deputy Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead and LAC Lead
Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Senior Attendance and Welfare Officer
You can also speak to the following staff in the Secondary School:
Mr Eadon – Headteacher
Mrs Debbie Tustin – Attendance and Welfare Officer
Miss Dooey – Head of Year 7
Miss Ahmed – Head of Year 8
Mrs Wright – Head of Year 9
Mrs Bryan – Head of Year 10
Mr Evans – Head of Year 11
Mrs Waugh – Head of Sixth Form
In Primary Phase:
Mrs Cadd – Headteacher of Primary
Mrs Cross – Deputy Head of Primary
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
|Citizens Advice||Tel: 03444 889629||https://advicefinder.turn2us.org.uk|
Children – please tell an adult if you have any worries no matter how small