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Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. All professionals should ensure that their approach is child centred: this means considering at all times what is in the best interests of the child.

Staff members must raise any safeguarding concerns with the appropriate safeguarding lead without delay. Concerns must be logged.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Belleville is
Claire Antrobus

The Designated Members of Staff (DMS) are:
Sarah Atherton, Jane Ford, Mary-Lyne Latour and Vicki Brand

The Designated Governor for Safeguarding is
Rachael Dupont

If a staff member has serious concerns about immediate risk to a child or that a child has suffered significant harm and continues to be at risk, the staff member should contact Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) or the appropriate Local Authority immediately (wherever possible with the support of the designated safeguarding lead DSL or a designated member of staff DMS). If a child is in immediate danger, the police should also be contacted.

Staff members should ensure they are prepared for the referral with clear details of their concern as well as the child’s name, date of birth, address and contact details for parents /carers.

An Early Help Assessment is not immediately required in these circumstances, but should be provided within 48 hours.

WANDSWORTH MASH

Referrals to Wandsworth MASH can be made by:

Telephone: 020 8871 6622

e-mail: MASH@wandsworth.gov.uk

The MASH is in operation Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. At other times please contact the Out of Hours Duty Service on 020 8871 6000. 


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