Policy Appendix 1 Definitions of Safeguarding Roles and Responsibilities

 

Senior Designated Safeguarding Officer (SDSO) will:

  1. have overall responsibility for the University’s safeguarding practice;
  2. create and maintain a network of Designated Safeguarding Officers;
  3. ensure relevant policies/procedures are in place;
  4. refer cases of suspected abuse or allegations to social services and/or police child protection unit where appropriate;
  5. ensure accurate written records of referrals/concerns are stored securely and shared appropriately (where concerns have not required referral to social services or police a record should still be retained) and
  6. ensure all members of staff and students are aware of their responsibilities under the safeguarding policy and procedures.

 

Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs) will:

  1. have operational responsibility for the University’s safeguarding practice;
  2. undergo safeguarding training and undertake refresher training as appropriate;
  3. refer any child protection concerns, where appropriate, to social services and/or police child protection unit in the absence of the SDSO and
  4. provide information and advice within the University on safeguarding issues.

 

The SDSO for Oxford Brookes University will be the Director of Academic and Student Affairs.

An up to date list of DSOs can be found on the HR website or by contacting the HR Directorate.

This information is correct as of Sept 2013 and will be reviewed and updated as necessary.