How to report safeguarding concerns
You can contact the safeguarding team to report a concern by calling the Academy on 01482 781912 during school hours.
Urgent or specific concerns can be reported via the numbers below:
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Tom Mcnaught-Roberts T: 07790917981
Safeguarding Officer – Angie Drinkall T: 07970347082
Child Protection Officer – Julie Allinson T: 07960424488
Wellbeing Officer – Kim Newman T: 07538921345
EHASH T: 01482 448879
Emergency team T: 01482 300304 (Out of hours)
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Every member of our Academy is committed to safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of all our staff and students. This is embedded through our Christian vision of ensuring everyone is able to lead the best life possible, now and in the future. It’s underpinned by the words of Jesus, in John 10:10, “I have come that you may have life in all its fullness”.
Our priority is to provide students with an environment in which they can live life in all its fullness; a welcoming and safe community, rooted in mutual respect. When the Academy and wider community as a whole work closely together, children thrive. Child Protection is a crucial part of school life. All staff receive regular training to give them the wisdom necessary to keep children safe. Every member of the school community has a responsibility to keep each other safe and we aim to instil in every member of the community the courage to come forward when support is needed.
All Academy staff have a statutory responsibility to share any concerns they have about a child. We work very closely with parents and carers, especially when a concern is raised, and we have a number of opportunities we can provide within the Academy to support our students when a concern is raised. On occasions we must refer to external agencies; however we will always involve the parents and carers where this is possible, we always look to adhere to the latest guidance and legislation and when making decisions we always put the best interests of the child first.
Parents are the most important people when it comes to keeping their children safe.
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Sexual Violence, Harassment and Abuse in Education Settings
The Academy is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all students. We achieve this through putting in place robust systems and procedures to manage any concerns reported. We respond immediately to any concerns raised and ensure that these are dealt with appropriately, sensitively and in a timely manner.
Parents and carers can also contact our safeguarding team on the numbers and email addresses provided above.
The NSPCC has a dedicated, confidential helpline available which can provide support and advice to current or past victims of sexual violence or harassment, as well as parents, carers or professionals who have concerns.
The dedicated NSPCC Helpline number is 0800 136 663
Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s
The Children’s Act 1989, section 27 and 47, and the Children’s Act 2004 state that: it is the duty of the schools to act “…to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in need”.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: ‘Protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health and development, ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and undertaking this role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.’
Effective child protection is essential to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. All agencies should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced.
Paper copies are available upon request from the school office.
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