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Safeguarding

 

Our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The Academy draws its information from the Department for Education Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.  Please click on the link to access our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy and Keeping Children Safe in Education.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads

 

For the Year 2021-2022 Mrs Clarke is currently on maternity leave, Mrs Perry is currently Safeguarding Lead ably supported by Mrs Barber as Deputy Safeguarding

 

Our main priority above anything else is to make sure that all of our children are safe by promoting their welfare, wellbeing and keeping them safe from harm. Listed below are the members of staff that make up our Safeguarding Team.

 

Mrs Louise Clarke -  Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead

 

Mrs Jayne Perry - Deputy Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead

 

 

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF YOUR CHILD,
OR A CHILD YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD ACT WITHOUT DELAY.

 

YOU CAN ASK FOR ADVICE, OR REPORT YOUR CONCERN TO:

 

MASH (Multi-Agency Support Hub) on 01472 326292 option 2

Police Telephone: 101 (non-emergency telephone number) 999 for emergencies

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline Telephone: 0808 800 5000

 

Many people worry that their suspicions might be wrong, or that they will be interfering unnecessarily. If you wish, you can telephone for advice without identifying the child. If the conversation confirms that you are right to be concerned you can then give the child’s details. You will be asked for your name and address too, but the agencies will take anonymous calls, so if you really do not want to say who you are, you do not have to.

Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

 

We help to keep pupils safe by:

  • having an up to date child protection policy
  • having other safeguarding policies, such as anti-bullying and internet safety
  • checking the suitability of all our staff to work with children
  • encouraging pupils to tell us if something is wrong
  • adhering to health and safety regulations
  • training all our staff to recognise and respond to child welfare concerns
  • appointing a designated person who has additional training in child protection
  • working in partnership with parents and carers
  • sharing information with appropriate agencies if we have concerns
  • managing and supporting our staff team

 

 

 

Sources of support and information

Child protection – national

NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Child Law Advice Line: 08088 020 008

Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) 0844 660 8607 www.afruca.org

 

Bullying – national

NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Kidscape: 08451 205 204 www.kidscape.org.uk

 

Mental health – national

Young Minds: 0808 802 5544
www.youngminds.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation: 020 7803 1100
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind: 0845 766 0163 www.mind.org.uk

 

Parents’ support – national

ParentlinePlus: 0808 800 2222
www.parentlineplus.org.uk

 

Sexual harm and sexually harmful behaviour – national

Stop It Now! 0808 1000 900
www.stopitnow.org.uk

The AIM Project (for children with sexual behaviour problems): www.aimproject.org.uk

 

Internet safety – national

ChildNet International: www.childnet.com

Child Exploitation and Online Protection:
0870 000 3344 www.ceop.gov.uk

Internet Watch Foundation www.iwf.org.uk

Think U Know: 0870 000 3344
www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

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