• Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mark Birkbeck
  • Deputy Designed Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs): 
  • Designated Teachers for Looked After Children: Mark Birkbeck 
  • Headteacher: Mark Birkbeck (  
  • Local Governing Body (LGB): Mark Birkbeck & Barry Robinson


1. Policy Statement and Intent

2. Definitions and types of abuse

3. Roles and Responsibilities

4. Concerns about a child

5. Child on Child abuse

6. Contextual Safeguarding

7. Staff Allegations

8. Management of Safeguarding

9. Technology

10. Vulnerable Groups

Appendices – definitions and details, external contacts

This policy applies to Courtlands Independent Special School and is available to read by clicking on the link below. 

You can read the full document here

This policy is ratified annually by the Governing body