Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding? 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. 

In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all at The Good Shepherd ensure the approach is child-centred. This means that St Patrick’s consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

The Good Shepherd recognise that no single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

The purpose of safeguarding children is to:

  • Protect them from abuse, maltreatment and exploitation.
  • Prevent anything from harming their health or development.
  • Ensure they can grow up under safe and effective care.
  • Take action to ensure they have the best outcomes in life.

As part of our Safeguarding offer, The Good Shepherd and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust (OLoL CAMT) have a team of people who lead on safeguarding our students, they are our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) contact details:

Celine Toner – Headteacher (DSL)
Tel: 0115 926 2983
Email: head@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk

Ella Smallwood (Deputy DSL)
Tel: 0115 926 2983
Email: esmallwood@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk 

Gillian McGee (Mental health team)
Tel: 0115 926 2983
Email: GMcGee@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk 

Rebecca Burke – Chair of Governors (Nominated child protection governor)
Tel: 0115 926 2983
Email: chairofgovernors@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk

Tina Wright (Nottingham City Education Safeguarding Officer)
Tel: 0115 8765501
Email: Tina.wright@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 

Hazel McKibbin (Nottingham County Designated Officer (LADO))
Tel: 0115 9773921

Derbyshire County Designated Officer (LADO):
Tel: 01629 533190

Safeguarding hotline number for OLoL:
Tel: 01158550557
This will be diverted to our safeguarding team between 9am-3pm weekdays, and will send a voicemail to the safeguarding team outside of these times.

Robert Della-Spina (Trust Safeguarding Lead)
Tel: 07961203307