Safeguarding and child protection
The Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Parents can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the Academy. Consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff. The Academy encourages parents and children to talk freely about any concerns or worries which may affect their wellbeing. It is important to us that parents and students see the Academy as a safe place.
All concerns are referred to the members of staff who are our trained designated Safeguarding Officers working as the school's Safeguarding Team.
Policies, procedures and key documentation relating to safeguarding and child protection can be found at the links below:
Academy Policies and key documentation:
- Safeguarding and child protection - updated September 2020
- Prevent Strategy: extremism and radicalisation
- Fundamental British values statement
- Anti-bullying Policy
- Medical conditions
Child abuse and bullying
The Government has asked the NSPCC to set up a helpline to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in education which became live on Thursday 1st April 2021. The details of the helpline can be found at the link below or using the contact details below:
Phone Number: 0800 136 663
Links to national agencies providing documentation, guidance and support : DfE: Keeping Children Safe in Education
DfE: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
Child Protection and Online Protection (Police Unit)
Parent Information leaflets from National Online Safety.com
Government Prevent Strategy and Schools
Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board
We are a Kirklees 'Operation Encompass' School
As part of a range of work to tackle domestic violence and abuse Kirklees Children’s services, West Yorkshire Police and schools across the area have developed a process to provide better support to children affected by domestic violence.
The Kirklees process will involve notifying schools and educational establishments when one of their pupils has been present at an incident of domestic violence where the police have attended.