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.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

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:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Celine Toner
Contact details: email: head@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk Telephone: (0115 926 2983) 

The deputy DSLs are: 

Ella Smallwood
Contact details: email: esmallwood@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk Telephone: 0115 926 2983 

The Mental health team: 

Gillian McGee
Contact details: email: GMcGee@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk Telephone: 0115 926 2983 

The nominated child protection governor is: Rebecca Burke
Contact details: email: chairofgovernors@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk Telephone: 0115 926 2983 

The Headteacher is: Celine Toner
Contact details: email: head@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk Telephone: 0115 926 2983 

The Chair of Governors is: Rebecca Burke
Contact details: email: chairofgovernors@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk Telephone: 0115 926 2983 

Nottingham City Education Safeguarding Officer: Tina Wright
Contact details: email: Tina.wright@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Telephone: 0115 8765501 

Nottingham County Designated Officer (LADO): Hazel McKibbin Contact details: Telephone: 0115 9773921 

Derbyshire County Designated Officer (LADO): 

Contact details: Telephone: 01629 533190