Safeguarding – Everyone’s Responsibility
|Mrs E Price – Assistant Principal||Mrs C Emerton – House Manager||Mrs L Gilson – House Manager||Mrs M Newell – House Manager|
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Alternate Safeguarding Leads|
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Welcome to Ormiston Sudbury Academy Safeguarding pages. It is intended that the links on these pages will be informative and useful to parents and carers with regard to many aspects of Safeguarding and Child Protection. Within these pages are links to official documents, policies and Government Legislation around which our policies and practice are based. We aim to provide a safe environment where children feel able to discuss issues with us. Any action we may feel necessary, for example making a referral to the Police or Social Services, will be in the best interests of the child whilst also working with parents and carers.
Also within these pages are links to a variety of forms of abuse that are potentially issues for young people, for your information. There are also links to the tutor time and assembly session we conduct with students to raise their awareness of issues. As a staff body we keep up to date with National Issues and take part in regular training, we also read about current issues weekly. Links to the articles we read around National issues are also available for you to read here and it’s important to mention that although some or all of these may or may not happen here at OSA, they could.
If you have a concern about a child there is a “contact” tab whereby you can let us know about the concern or use other forms of contact to other agencies if there is a more immediate concern.
If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me at the Academy.
Mrs E Price
Assistant Principal, Student Wellbeing and DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
‘Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is a broader term than Child Protection.
It encompasses protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and ensures children grow up in safe circumstances.
Child Protection is part of this definition and refers to activities undertaken to prevent children suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.’
The Teachers’ Standards 2012 state that teachers, including headteachers, should safeguard children’s wellbeing and maintain public trust in the teaching profession as part of their professional duties
Out of hours or emergency contacts:-
Children’s Services Customer First: 0808 800 4005
Suffolk Police: Main switchboard phone number: 01473 613500 or 101
IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 999
OAT Child Protection – OAT Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy – Ratified 13.10.16. Revised 28.02.17
Keeping Children Safe in Education (Department for Education full version for schools) – Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016
Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board (handy leaflet) – Keeping Children Safe in Education Information for Parents and Carers
Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board (handy leaflet) – Child Sexual Abuse through Exploitation
News articles read by staff to keep abreast of National issues (click on any article to view the content)
Spotting ‘Honour-based Violence’ (including ‘Breast-Ironing’) – from BBC News
Charities sound the alarm on male ‘honour abuse’ – from BBC News
Teenage ‘Tinder’ App (Yellow) – connecting with strangers online – from the Hull Daily Mail
Teen Mental Health Issues:- from The Guardian
Core British Values:- from BBC News
Surge of racist incidents in schools:- from the Independent
Suicide as a rhttp://tinyurl.com/z78gm2aesult of Cyber-bullying: – from ‘This Morning’ TV
Teen Relationship Abuse:- from BBC News
Domestic Violence:- from BBC News
Teenage Attendance:- from BBC News
Teenage Neglect:- from BBC News
Online Grooming:- from Leicester Police
Awareness of poorly trained staff elsewhere:- from Ipswich Star
Sexting:- from e-Safety Support
Trafficking and child sexual exploitation:- from BBC News
Female Genital Mutilation:- from BBC News
Honour based violence:- from BBC News
The items soon to be added are what are used in lessons by staff teaching students about issues.