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Safeguarding

Sheffield Park Academy’s safeguarding Policy and eSafeguarding Policy can be found here.

As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. The NSPCC can help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe.

It's more than just physical safety. A big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. Helping them develop healthy emotional bonds from infancy can have a lifelong effect, and a strong relationship can make it easier when you want to discuss issues such as expressions of sexual behaviour or self-harm.

As your child grows older, you'll also worry about how to keep them safe when you're not always around. When is a child old enough to be home alone? And how can they keep safe when they're out on their own? You'll also want to teach them about online safety and the dangers of sexting

Of course, some people find it awkward to talk about some subjects. So if you don't know how to talk to your child about difficult issues, these pages on the NSPCC website will provide helpful advice and support.

Information sourced from www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

Complaints relating to safeguarding regarding person(s) working in or on behalf of academy (including volunteers)

Where an allegation is made against any person working in or on behalf of the Academy that he or she has:

• Behaved in a way that has harmed a child or may have harmed a child;

• Possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child;

• Has behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates s/he is unsuitable to work with children, we will apply the same principles as in our safeguarding policy.

 

Allegations against staff, volunteers or a designated person with responsibility for safeguarding must be reported to the Executive Principal (Mr Craig Dillon), or in his absence, the chair of the LGB (Mr Chris Hudson) and the Director of Secondary Academies (North) (Mrs Janet Woods).

 

The person receiving the allegation is responsible for contacting the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) as soon as is practicable in order to determine if it is appropriate for the allegation to be dealt with by the Academy or if there needs to be a referral to social care and/or the police for investigation. No action / further investigation should take place until / unless sanctioned by the LADO.

 

Allegations against the Executive Principal must be reported directly to the Chair of the LGB (Mr Chris Hudson) and the Director of Secondary Academies (North) (Mrs Janet Woods), who will be responsible for communicating with the LADO in line with the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) policies and procedures.

 

The LADO is Mr Steven Hill, who can be contacted on 0114 2734850.

SSCB details can be found via: https://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk/

 


Policy/Guidance

Link

Safeguarding Sheffield Children Polices & Procedures

(February 2016)

www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk : Schools Education Settings Policies Procedures

 

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures 2015-16:

The policies and procedures below include up to date local and national legislation and guidance:

 

 

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

(May 2016 for information only - for implementation September 2016)

www.gov.uk : Keeping Children Safe In Education Guidance From 5th September 2016

 

Page 14 -15 include electroniclinks to further information and guidance on:

 

• bullying including cyberbullying

• children missing education – and Annex A

• child missing from home or care

• child sexual exploitation (CSE) – and Annex A

• domestic violence

• drugs

• fabricated or induced illness

• faith abuse

• female genital mutilation (FGM) – and Annex A

• forced marriage- and Annex A

• gangs and youth violence

• gender-based violence/violence against women and girls (VAWG)

 

• hate

• mental health

• missing children and adults strategy

• private fostering

• preventing radicalisation – and Annex A

• relationship abuse

• sexting

• trafficking

 

 

 

 

 

Sheffield Safeguarding Children’s Board

Fact Sheets for children in specific circumstances

(June 2016 – next update January 2017)

http://sheffieldscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/factsheets.html

 

Children in Specific Circumstances

1.

Children and HIV

 

2.

Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Children and Young People of other Children and Vulnerable Adults

 

3.

Children and Young People who Misuse Substances

 

4.

Children from Abroad

 

5.

Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse

 

6.

Disabled Children

 

7.

Domestic Abuse

 

 

7.1

Domestic Abuse and Children

 

 

7.2

Domestic Abuse and Young People

 

8.

E-Safety

 

9.

Fabricated or Induced Illness

 

10.

Female Genital Mutilation

 

11.

Forced Marriages

 

12.

Gang Activity

 

13.

Honour-based Violence

 

14.

Licensed Premises

 

15.

Parents who Misuse Substances

 

16.

Parents/Carers with Learning Disabilities

 

17.

Parents, Carers or Family Members with Mental Health Issues

 

18.

Pregnant Women and Babies where there is Substance Misuse (MAPLAG)

 

19.

Private Fostering

 

20.

Provision of Therapy for Child Witnesses during a Police Investigation or a Criminal Trial

 

21.

Missing from Home or Care and Runaways

 

22.

Self-Harm and Suicide

 

23.

Sexual Exploitation

 

24.

Spiritual and Religious Beliefs

 

25.

Trafficking

 

26.

Transitions from Children to Adult Services

 

27.

Uncooperative Families

 

28.

Working with Sexually Active Young People

 

Working together to safeguard children

A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

(March 2015)

www.gov.uk : Working Together to Safeguard Children

 

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners

(March 2015)

www.gov.uk : Working Together to Safeguard Children

 

Prevent Duty Guidance:

Guidance for specified authorities

in England and Wales on the duty

in the Counter-Terrorism and

Security Act 2015 to have due

regard to the need to prevent people

from being drawn into terrorism.

(March 2016)

www.gov.uk : Prevent Duty Guidance

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

https://www.ceop.police.uk/

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/


The NSPCC has recently launched the Share Aware campaign.

The  new campaign will help parents talk to their children about staying safe on social networks. Keeping children safe online is a great concern for parents. The campaign aims to provide straightforward, advice for parents of 8 to 12-year-old children.

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/news-opinion/share-aware-campaign-launches/

The website provides information aimed at parents themselves along with material that is suitable for children.

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