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Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lamledge School
  • Shifnal
  • Permanent
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dependent on experience
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Closing date: Tuesday, 19th March 2024
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Full Job Description

At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing what makes you happy!

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Job Title:         Designated Safeguarding Lead

Location:         Lamledge School, Shifnal

Salary:             Up to £35,000 per annum 

Hours:             40 hours per week; Monday to Friday 

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time Only

Uk Applicants only.

Are you an experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead committed to improving the lives of pupils and young people?

About the role

The successful applicant will take lead responsibility for safeguarding and pupil protection for the school. They will take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings and contribute to the assessment of pupils. 

They will advise and support other members of staff on pupil welfare and pupil protection matters and liaise with relevant agencies such as the local authority and police. 

Some safeguarding activities may be delegated to deputies, although you will retain lead responsibility for the work of deputies and will ensure it is completed to the highest standard.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Refer cases of suspected abuse to the local authority pupil’s social care 
  • Support staff who make referrals to local authority pupil’s social care
  • Refer cases to the Channel programme where there is a radicalisation concern 
  • Support staff who make referrals to the Channel programme


  • Experience in a Safeguarding role in education.
  • Full UK Driving Licence

About us

Lamledge School provides specialist education to pupils with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. We are within a commutable distance of Telford, Dudley, Stourbridge, Shrewsbury, Stone, Walsall, Wolverhampton and surrounding towns. We are looking to expand our staff team and we hope that we can find the perfect person to join the Lamledge team.

We are a small school on the outskirts of Shifnal with stunning grounds and rolling countryside surrounding us. Our staff are dedicated to delivering education in a therapeutic and trauma informed way.

Acorn Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Acorn Education?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.


A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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