Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
Protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Child Protection: is part of safeguarding and promoting student welfare. It involves measures and structures designed to prevent and respond to significant harm, abuse, exploitation, radicalisation and neglect.
Safeguarding includes: Child Protection, Health Care Plans, Health and Safety, Site Security, Safety on school trips and visits, Safer recruitment – School Central Record & DBS checks, online safety and associated issues, anti-bullying work, children’s & learner’s health, mental health and emotional well-being and so much more.
The Academy has a suite of Safeguarding policies. These include:
· Child Protection
· Safe Recruitment
· Drug and substance misuse
· Anti-bullying policy
· Code of Conduct
· Health & Safety
· Behaviour Management
These policies are reviewed regularly, and all staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training, and are aware of the internal procedures for passing on concerns within the Academy.
If any member of the Academy or local community has concerns about the welfare of a student in the Academy, then please direct them to Mr A Wilding - Responsible Person and Safeguarding Lead, (Named Person with responsibility for Child Protection.)
Our Safeguarding Governor is Cecilia Galloway (Chair of Governing Board).
Further Useful Links:
Child Sexual Exploitation: nspcc.org.uk barnardos.org.uk (and follow links)
Radicalisation and Extremism: essex.police.uk/about/prevent
Essex Safeguarding Board: escb.co.uk