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Roles and Responsibilities

Safeguarding and Child & Young Person protection is everyone’s responsibility, and applies to all staff, volunteers, governors and trustees. Appendix 3 gives the referral route at Umutara.

All staff will be aware of:-

  • The Safeguarding Policy at Umutara
  • The definitions of abuse
  • The referral process

Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL)

There will be at least two named DSL’s, one of whom must be present during non-school times, at the evenings, nights and weekends. If both DSL’s are absent, then the Head Teacher or Manager will be responsible.

Governing Board

The Chair of Governors will be responsible on the board for ensuring that the Safeguarding Policy is followed correctly.  They will be the DSL in cases where the allegations are made against the Managers or Head Teacher at the school.

Head Teacher

The Head Teacher is responsible for:-

  • Ensuring that all ‘staff’ are informed of the Safeguarding Policy.
  • Ensuring all ‘staff’ are reminded annually of the Safeguarding policy.
  • Communicating the policy and any issues to Parents or individuals with Parental responsibility.
  • Acting as the DSL where the named DSL’s are accused of abuse.