We recognise that the welfare of the child is paramount and we take our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in our care seriously.
All staff at the academy undertake annual safeguarding training. This training is at the beginning of the academic year and then provided to any new staff or those who have been absent or on leave when they start or return to the academy.
Parents, contract workers and students can report safeguarding concerns directly to the Safeguarding Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Tanya Faramus||Assistant Head Teacher|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs Amanda Hooper||Vice Principal|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs Laura Baldwin||Education Social Worker|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs Sarah Hatton||Head of Administrative Services|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs Simmone Lewendon||Deputy Vice Principal|
|Prevent Lead||Mrs Laura Baldwin||Education Social Worker|
|Designated Lead for Looked After Children||
Mrs Rebekah Storr
|SEN and Inclusion Specialist|
|SENCO||Mrs Rebekah Storr||SENCO|
|Online Safety Champion||Mr Ian Pethick||Head of Computer Science|
|Safeguarding Link Governor||Rev D Thompson||Governor|
Staff use MyConcern to report safeguarding concerns which is monitored daily by the Safeguarding Team.
Parents and carers can find out more about keeping children safe by visiting Pan Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership. Subscribing to the PDSCP email list will keep you updated and informed of both local and national developments as well as ideas on keeping children safe.
If you feel that your child would benefit from emotional health provision please contact your child's Head of year in the first instance. They will then work with you to suggest the most suitable support and provision available.
If you have serious concerns because you think that a child might be being abused (physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or neglect) or at risk of radicalisation you should contact the Children's First Response Hub on 01202 123334 or at email@example.com.
If you believe there is an immediate threat or risk to a child please contact the police by dialling 999.
The academy is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about domestic abuse indicants with us prior to the start of the next school day if they have been called to a domestic incident. Schools hold on file any domestic abuse alert connected to any student in the school that happens between parents/carers
Our keys members of staff for this are:
Miss Tanya Faramus, Assistant Headteacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Laura Baldwin, Education Social Worker - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Simmone Lewendon, Deputy Vice Principal - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Language Schools - Safeguarding and host families
There are increasing concerns about the practice of a few unaccredited language school in the borough. The council have worked with RALSA, a group of local accredited language schools, to produce a leaflet for parents/carers. This is to make families aware of the safeguarding regulations relating to becoming a host family for others.
Latest Internet Safety - please click the link to our e-safety information
Volunteers and Visitors
All volunteers and visitors are provided with information which introduces them to the academy's policies and procedures for Child Protection and Safeguarding. As part of their visit they will be expected to read this information summary.
We use the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to undertake criminal record checks. The The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 make it mandatory for an enhanced criminal record check to be obtained for all newly appointed staff. Parents, Governors and other volunteers who help regularly within the academy or its activities will require a DBS check.
Allegations against our staff
If there is an allegation about a member of staff please contact Mrs Sarah Hatton, Head of Administrative Services on 07584239476 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BCP Children's Services First Response
T. 01202 123334 Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5.15pm, Friday: 8.30am to 4.45pm or email.
Out of hours
The Children's Social Care Out of Hour's service is the emergency response service for any child who is in crisis, needs urgent help or is at serious risk of significant harm. Hours of operation are 5.00pm to 9.00am from Monday to Friday, all day Saturdays and Sundays and all bank holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Their phone number is 01202 738256 or email email@example.com
Additional advice on identifying children who are affected by domestic abuse and how they can be helped is available here and here.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000247
Poole Domestic Abuse Outreach: 01202 710777.
Educate against hate - help with radicalisation and extremism, and encouraging resilience in young people.
NSPCC Criminal exploitation - this website contains information on how to spot the signs of criminal exploitation and involvement in gangs and what support is available for children and young people.
Network Rail safety - raising awareness of safety on the railways.
The RNLI have a lot of information on offer about water safety.
Here you can find out about education resources available regarding road safety.
Harmful sexual abuse
The link to the local procedures is here and the NSPCC is also useful.
Drugs and alcohol
The link to the YADAS service is here.
The Anti-bullying Alliance provides a lot of advice for parents and young people. Students can report bullying using the online form.
The Dorset Police website information on child sexual exploitation.