Safeguarding Statement and Policies

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have in place a robust child protection and safeguarding policy.

Our designated members of staff for Child Protection and Safeguarding are:

Title

Name

Contact Number and Email

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Tom Stockwell

tstockwell01@theharmonytrust.org

 

01332 771370

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)

Karen Gaskill

 

Hayley Hadfield

 

kgaskill01@cottonsfarm.theharmonytrust.org

 

hhadfield01@cottonsfarm.theharmonytrust.org

 

Out of school hours/school holidays contact.

The Initial Response Team (9am -5pm)

 01332 641172

At all other times concerns can be discussed with.

Derby City Careline (social care)

 01332 786968

 

 Further information about Derby Safeguarding procedures are available at  https://www.ddscp.org.uk/

However, we engender the principle that safeguarding is 'everyone's responsibility' and concerns can be passed on to any staff member.

Prevent Duty

Working positively to protect young people from radicalisation.

You may have heard about the Prevent Duty, which aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.

In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding priority is that children feel safe and able to demonstrate tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.

Duty of Care

The Academy liaises closely with various other professionals including Derby City Police Team to ensure we work together as a team.  We regularly have contact with the Police to ensure we fulfil our duties in protecting our children.  We are informed immediately if they have had any incidents or concerns.   If you would like to talk or ask any further questions regarding this, please visit the office to make an appointment with one of our Safeguarding Leads.

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