Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment.
The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Infant and Junior Schools is our absolute priority. We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, LGC members, Trust directors, visitors, contractors and third-party professionals to share this view. The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone's responsibility.
Designated Safeguarding Leads
The term 'Designated Safeguarding Lead' (DSL) is used in the DfE 'Keeping Children safe in Education' document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting. The role of the DSL must be fulfilled by a member of the school's senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
Mrs Jo Hastings - Headteacher
|Mrs Debbie Jenkyn - Deputy Headteacher|
Mrs Annick Lisher - Inclusion Manager
Miss Shannon Platts - Early Years SENCO
Reporting a Concern
If you have a concern about a child, please contact a DSL: DSL@ottershawcofeschools.surrey.sch.uk
If your concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacher. If your concern is about the Headteacher, you should contact the Trust Board Chair: The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams
All school DSLs are contactable via: DSL@ottershawcofeschools.surrey.sch.uk
Alternatively, you can contact Surrey Children's Services Directly:
Office hours (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday): 0300 470 9100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of hours: 01483 517898
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): 0300123 1650 select option 3 or email LADO@surreycc.gov.uk for concerns about an adult who is working or volunteering with children
The NSPCC Whistleblowing helpline number is 0800 028 0285
The email address is email@example.com
The Government has asked the NSPCC to set up a designated helpline for victims of Peer on Peer abuse: 0800 136 663
At Ottershaw we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously. We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policies can be viewed below and others can be found on our policies page. We use a computerised system called CPOMS to record and track safeguarding concerns.
Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders, can be viewed here.
Information on DBS filtering and where employees and potential candidates can obtain independent advice on this matter, can be found on the Helping in School page.
Allegations of Abuse Against Adults Policy
Ottershaw Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding Arrangements - COVID-19
GST Safeguarding Arrangements for January 2021
Good Shepherd Trust Safeguarding
Behaviour and Discipline Policy 2022 - 2024
Keeping children safe in education
Mental health and behaviour in schools
Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions
Working together to safeguard children
What to do if you're worried about a child
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Department of Education: Tackling Child Abuse Together
Think u know (Parent e-safety information)