Designated Safeguarding Lead

The DSL is the cornerstone of day-to-day safeguarding in John Burns and is the first port of call for any safeguarding issues, taking lead responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection practice in the school. 

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in our school are:-

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Brian Grogan - Headteacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Sophie Rutherford - Deputy Headteacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Richard Bowman - Assistant Headteacher

All staff members have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at all times.

If we have a concern about a pupil or receive information that leads us to be concerned that a pupil has been harmed or is at risk of harm or their welfare is being compromised, we are required to act appropriately to ensure action can be taken to protect the pupil concerned.

The concern may be as a result of a disclosure from a pupil, a parent or a third-party or may arise due to behaviour that has caused us to become concerned. In all instances concerns are passed on to the DSL as soon as possible.

Please find below some advice on how to keep your child safe when considering alternative extra-curricular activities for your child. Click to view the full document.