The Headteacher has designated Mr David R Edwards to act as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Academy and Mrs Caroline Latham as Deputy.
The Headteacher, Mr Michael Stoppard and the Deputy Headteacher Mr Edmund Snelgrove are both trained to Group 5 level.
The following Heads of House are also trained to Group 5 Level: Mr K Baldwin, Miss A Ward, Mr R Webster and Mrs J Hossack.
All staff are trained annually, usually September but on appointment when mid-year. The named Governor is the Rev. Anne Dowdeswell. Safeguarding and child protection matters are reported to the Student Welfare, Behaviour and Engagement Committee half termly. The Headteacher shall advise the Governing Body and all members of staff of this and inform them of any changes. The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify assess and support those children who are suffering harm.
Useful Safeguarding Links
SAFER INTERNET DAY
Click here to read more about Safer Internet Day.
RACISM/RELIGION AND HATE CRIME
Definition of racist or religious hate incidents and hate crimes
Racist or religious hate incidents can take many forms including verbal and physical abuse, bullying, threatening behaviour, online abuse and damage to property including graffiti.
When racist or religious hate incidents become criminal offences, they are known as hate crimes. Any criminal offence can be a racist or religious hate crime, if the offender targeted the victim because of their prejudice or hostility based on race or religion.
Reporting racist or religious hate incidents and hate crimes
A hate incident or crime can be reported to the police. A hate incident or crime can be reported even if it wasn’t directed at the person reporting it. For example, a friend, neighbour, family member, support worker or simply a passer-by.
It is best to report all the incidents to help the police get the full picture.
Your local Citizens Advice Bureau can help with reporting a hate incident or crime.
Reporting racist or religious hate incidents and hate crimes using the True Vision website
True Vision is a police funded website designed to provide information about hate crime.
A hate incident or crime can be reported online on the True Vision website. Once the online form has been filled in, it’s sent directly to your local police force. The self-reporting form can also be downloaded and used which must then be sent to your local police.
Reporting racist or religious hate incidents or crimes prevents these incidents from happening to someone else. Reporting makes a difference.
Tell MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents. It is not meant to be a replacement for the police service. More information on anti-Muslim hate crime can be found at the Tell MAMA website.
Other organisations that can help
Anti-racism resources that may be useful
Anti-bullying alliance resources on race and religion
Show racism the red card
Institute of Race Relations resources
The Runnymede Trust resources
Thinkuknow are launching a brand new public awareness campaign. Through social media, articles, blogs, films and more, we want to get parents and carers thinking and talking about the importance of discussing sex, relationships and the internet with their children.
Click here for further information.
Below, is some very useful information for Parent/Carers regarding Cyber Bullying.
SIGNS AND INDICATORS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
Below, is some very useful information for Parent/Carers regarding the signs and indicators of sexual exploitation.
NUDE SELFIES - WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
PARENTS PROTECT - PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE
MINDED FOR FAMILIES
RADICALISATION AND EXTREMISM
Parents who have concerns about their children may look to schools as a trusted source of advice on how to keep their children safe from these risks. In addition to materials produced by local authorities and the police – such as the new “Prevent Tragedies” online campaign launched by the Police (http://www.preventtragedies.co.uk/) - there are online resources produced by civil society groups which provide valuable advice, for example ‘Families Matter’ (http://www.familiesmatter.org.uk/), (run by Families Against Stress and Trauma).
EDUCATION AGAINST HATE
PARENTS GUIDE TO RADICALISATION AND EXTREMISM
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE - SELF-HARM
START THE SCHOOL YEAR SAFE ONLINE
Get the heads up on what children are doing when the go online, learn about possible dangers and parental controls available to you and your children.
Click on the following link to be directed to an online safety guide with useful tips and advice on keeping your child safe online: