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Safeguarding

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/

 

Policy/Guidence  Link

Safeguarding Sheffield Children Polices & Procedures

(April 2018)

 Schools Education Settings Policies Procedures

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

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

Sheffield Safeguarding Children’s Board

Fact Sheets for children in specific circumstances

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

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/

 

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