Both DSL's undertake Level 3 child protection training and training in inter-agency working, which is kept up to date with refresher and new training on an annual basis. Staff are supported by the DSL and the DSL is supported by The Principal and the Safeguarding Governor.
All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers, are provided with the Creative and Media Studio School’s safeguarding guidelines and policy and are informed of the safeguarding arrangements on induction.
All staff share an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
All staff and governors at the Creative and Media Studio School undertake training on safeguarding children that enables them to fulfil their responsibilities in respect of child protection effectively. The training is refreshed on a regular basis to keep staff knowledge and skills up to date.
All staff follow the West Yorkshire Consortium Safeguarding Children Procedures which are consistent with "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013" and "Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014". Through their day-to-day contact with students, staff have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe. Parents and carers should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may be at risk, the school is required, as a part of local safeguarding procedures, to report their concerns to Social Services immediately.
View our Safeguarding Policy.
If you have any issues relating to child protection please contact:
Mrs Samantha Diskin (Child Protection Officer)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Suzy Mattock (Assistant Head)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Angela Shufflebottom (Pastoral Manager)
Pastoral Manager Studio School
Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board
www.kirkleessafeguardingchildrensboard.co.ukIf you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being you should call and speak to someone at one of the following numbers:
Duty & Assessment Kirklees Duty and Assessment Team (Duty Social Workers):
Kirklees Emergency Duty Team (Out of office hours)
0808 800 5000
Text: 88858 (free service)
West Yorkshire Police Child Protection Units
The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline
0800 028 3550
Our students are regularly updated with comprehensive e-safety guidance throughout their experience at the Creative and Media Studio School. We deliver key messages via our e-safety lessons as part of the ICT curriculum. Assemblies are also used as key opportunities to update students on e-safety. Our DSL, Samantha Diskin has attended a number of CEOP training events and this information is cascaded to students and staff.
The school has a secure network and ICT facilities that filter our internet and email systems to ensure students are safe when using the school's ICT systems.
We are committed to raising e-safety awareness amongst our students and it is an integral part of our safeguarding profile. The CEOP and ThinkUKnow links on our website provide further e-safety advice should you require this.
If you would like further information, please contact Sam Diskin or Suzy Mattock at school.
Useful Links for Parents and Students
Reporting abuse at CEOP
View our eSafety Leaflet.
If you are concerned about any issues regarding E Safety, please report this via the CEOP website www.ceop.police.co.uk, alternatively, you can contact either Samantha Diskin or Suzy Mattock on 01484 221892.