Hayesdown First School

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Child Protection & Safeguarding

Who do we tell if we are concerned about a child?

A Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the first point of contact for anybody who has a concern about the safety and/or wellbeing of a child.

We have 1 DSL at Hayesdown First School and 2 Deputy DSLs.


If a DSL believes a child is at risk of immediate harm and needs urgent protection, they will call Children’s Social Care (Somerset Direct).

Members of the community can also call Somerset Direct if they believe a child is at risk of IMMEDIATE HARM.

Somerset Direct

0300 123 2224


The Partnership Trust’s Safeguarding Statement

The Partnership Trust and all schools within it are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect everyone associated with the Trust to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is protecting children and vulnerable adults from the abuse and/or neglect that leads to significant harm. It relates to the actions taken to promote the welfare of children and young people.

To effectively fulfil this responsibility all employees and volunteers within the Trust ensure their approach is child-centred and consider at all times, what is in the best interests of the child or young person.



Everyone’s responsibility


Designated Safeguarding Governor


Links To Safeguarding Policies And Documentation

  1. Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy (Hayesdown First School)
  2. E-Safety Policy (Hayesdown First School)
  3. Guidance For Safer Working Practices For Those Working With Children And Young People In Education Settings (Safer Recruitment Consortium – DfE October 2015)
  4. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – Reporting Duty (Home Office October 2015)
  5. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Policy (The Partnership Trust)
  6. Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy (The Partnership Trust)
  7. Staff Code of Conduct (The Partnership Trust)
  8. Whistleblowing Policy (The Partnership Trust)
  9. Complaints Procedure (The Partnership Trust)