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) & Single Point of Contact (Prevent)||
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)||
|Out of school hours/school holidays contact.||
The Initial Response Team (9am -5pm)
|At all other times concerns can be discussed with.||
Derby City Careline (social care)
Further information about Derby Safeguarding procedures are available at Derby Safeguarding Children Partnership (ddscp.org.uk)
However, we engender the principle that safeguarding is 'everyone's responsibility' and concerns can be passed on to any staff member.
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.
Mrs Patmore is the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all prevent related enquiries.
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.