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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 is specified in the Children's Act which ensures that every organisation had a “named person” responsible 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 for the implementation of Safeguarding policies and procedures.


Key Aspects of the Designated Safeguarding Lead role includes:

  • Making sure all staff are aware how to raise safeguarding concerns
  • Ensuring all staff understand the signs of child abuse and/or neglect
  • Reporting any concerns to social care
  • Monitoring children who are the subject of child protection plans
  • Maintaining accurate and secure child protection records


What should I do if I have any questions or concerns about Safeguarding?

If you have a question or concern relating to safeguarding at Milford-on-Sea Primary school, please raise these with our Safeguarding team. Ring the school on: 01590 642945, or email:, and one of our Safeguarding team will get back to you as soon as they can.


For more information, please read our Safeguarding policy


Safeguarding Links


Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership


NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)


Keeping Children Safe in Education