Our Senior Leader for Safeguarding is Kelly Mills who can be contacted at the Academy.
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 Regional Director Northern Academies (Derek Davies), who will be responsible for communicating with the LADO in line with the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) policies and procedures.
The LADO is Hannah Appleyard, who can be contacted on 0114 2734850.
SSCB details can be found via: https://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk/
Safeguarding Sheffield Children Polices & Procedures
Schools Education Settings Policies Procedures
The policies and procedures below include up to date local and national legislation and guidance:
Policies and Procedures 2017-18:
- A Safeguarding Children Policy Front Sheet, Nov 17
- A Good Practice Guide to Safeguarding in Education, Nov 17
- Abuse & Neglect, Nov 17
- Abuse of Trust, Nov 17
- Allegations of Abuse against Staff in Education Settings, Nov 17
- Alternative Provision, Nov 17
- Behaviour Guidelines, Nov 17
- Child Sexual Exploitation, Nov 17
- Children Missing From Education, Nov 17
- Conferences, Plans and Core Groups, Nov 17
- Designated Safeguarding Lead & Deputy Role, April 18 * updated
- Domestic Abuse, Nov 17
- Educational Visits, Nov 17
- Female Genital Mutilation, Nov 17
- First Aid, Nov 17
- Governing Body Safeguarding Role, Nov 17
- How Education Settings Safeguard Children, Nov 17
- Information Sharing & Confidentiality, Nov 17
- Medical Conditions & Support, Nov 17
- Mobile Devices, Nov 17
- New Staff, Governors & Volunteers, Nov 17
- One-to-One Working, Nov 17
- Online Safeguarding, Nov 17
- Parental Responsibility, April 18 * updated
- Peer Abuse, Nov 17
- Personal Care, Nov 17
- Photographs, Videos & other Images, Nov 17
- Preventing Extremism Radicalisation, Nov 17
- Private Fostering, Nov 17
- Pupil Transitions, Nov 17
- Reasonable Force, Nov 17
- Recording & File Transfer, Nov 17
- Referring your safeguarding concerns, April 18 * updated
- Safeguarding Adults, Nov 17
- Showers and Changing Rooms, Nov 17
- Special Education Needs and Disability, Nov 17
- Staff Safeguarding Supervision, Nov 17
- Training Pathway - Safeguarding in Education Settings, Nov 17
- Transgender Students, Nov 17
- Transporting Pupils, Nov 17
- Uncollected Children, Nov 17
- Under 5s in Schools, April 18 * updated
- Vetting, Barring and Recruitment, Nov 17
- Visiting Professionals, Nov 17
- Whistleblowing, Nov 17
- Work and Study Placements, Nov 17
Keeping children safe in education
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges
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
• 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)
• mental health
• missing children and adults strategy
• private fostering
• preventing radicalisation – and Annex A
• relationship abuse
Sheffield Safeguarding Children’s Board
Fact Sheets for children in specific circumstances
Children in Specific Circumstances
Working together to safeguard children
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
www.gov.uk : Working Together to Safeguard Children
What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners
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.
www.gov.uk : Prevent Duty Guidance
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
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.
The website provides information aimed at parents themselves along with material that is suitable for children.