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. We have also provided links to information about a variety of forms of abuse that are potential issues for young people.
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 please contact us and let us know about your 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.