Kate Crawford (Headteacher) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) with Kristen Walker-Arnott and Ben Willis (Deputy Headteacher) as Deputy DSLs. The whole team has had full and refresher DSL training with Hampshire County Council.
What does a Designated Safeguarding Lead do?
The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead was specified in the Children's Act and ensured that every organisation had a “named person” for safeguarding children and young people. Prior to that, the role had frequently been known as the Child Protection Officer. The Designated Safeguarding Lead has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day-to-day basis.
Key Aspects of the Designated Safeguarding Lead role includes:
Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure that the school or college designates an appropriate senior member of staff to take lead responsibility for child protection. This person should have the status and authority within the school to carry out the duties of the post including committing resources and, where appropriate, supporting and directing other staff.
Our annual Health and Safety Compliance Report was completed in March 2017. Below is the summary finding statement from the report:
There is evidence of a positive health and safety culture within the school, with particularly strong commitment from the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team, Caretaker & Board of Governors. Record keeping standards within the school are excellent, with all current documentation being complete and readily to hand.
COMPLIANCE AUDIT CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS:
The overall safety of governors, staff, pupils, parents, contractors, and visitors of Milford-On-Sea CE Primary School Academy Trust is of a very high standard. If the actions identified within this Audit Report are acted upon in line with the dates proposed the level of risk could be reduced further to a very low level and in most cases removing the risk completely.
The overall level of risk and number of potential hazards within Milford-On-Sea CE Primary School Academy Trust is at a very Low rating at the time of this Audit being conducted.
Health and safety for school children
The staff of the school are responsible for your child’s safety while they’re at school or on a school trip.
Contact the school on 01590 642945 if you’re worried about your child’s health and safety. If you’re still concerned, tell the local council or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
When schools are responsible for health and safety
School staff are responsible for day-to-day health and safety whenever your child is in the care of school staff - this includes school trips and clubs.
What schools are responsible for
We have a health and safety policy which is available via the link below. It contains details of what the school is responsible for (e.g. school trips) as well as what they should do to look after your child.
Schools must follow the same health and safety law for indoor temperature as other workplaces.
There’s no legal limit to class size for health and safety reasons. To help raise standards in maintained schools, children between 5 and 7 have a maximum class size of 30.
If something goes wrong
Contact the HSE if there’s an accident or incident and you want advice about health and safety.
Serious accidents at school
The school must report serious accidents, outbreaks of disease or dangerous incidents to the HSE. If you want to check that the school has done this, contact the HSE.
Last updated: 27 March 2017