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

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

 

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else then discuss the issue immediately with the DSL (Mrs Price) or one of the alternative leads – Do Not Delay!
email Mrs Price or Mrs Wilson

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

More information, guidance and help is available from the following organisations

Safeguarding image ParentInfo website link pic CEOP logo CEOP Internet Safety Logo Childline logo

 

The items soon to be added are what are used in lessons by staff teaching students about issues.