Safeguarding statement

Child Protection Policy/Safeguarding statement and principals of information for Parents and Students.

The Safeuarding policy is one of a series in the collegeís integrated safeguarding portfolio. (this includes Safer Recruitment policy, Staff Conduct policy, Managing Allegations Against Staff policy, Behaviour and Physical Intervention policy, Intimate Care policy, Whistleblowing policy, acceptable internet use policy)

The schoolís safeguarding arrangements are inspected by Ofsted under the judgements for behaviour and safety, and leadership and management.

This policy is available on the school website and is included in the staff handbook and volunteersí handbook.

Our core safeguarding principles are:

  • the collegeís responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students is of paramount importance
  • safer students make more successful learners
  • Representatives of the whole college community will be involved in the development and review of policy ie studentsís, staff, parents and academy council
  • The Safeguarding policy will be reviewed at least annually unless a new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review.

 

Safeguarding Statement

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that students receive effective support, protection and justice.

The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and academy council representatives and are consistent with safeguarding agencies from all four surrounding Countys :-

Stafordshire - First Response
Stoke on Trent - Advice and Referral Team
Cheshire East - Referral Team
Shropshire - Referral Team

Policy Principles

  • The welfare of the child is paramount
  • All students, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
  • All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm
  • Students and staff involved in safeguarding issues will receive appropriate support

 

Policy Aims

  • To provide all staff with the necessary information to enable them to meet their child protection responsibilitie
  • To ensure consistent good practice
  • To demonstrate the collegeís commitment with regard to child protection to students, parents and other partners
  • To contribute to the collegeís safeguarding portfolio

 

Useful Contacts

Staffordshire:
First Response - 0800 1313 126
Mon - Thur 8.30am-5.00pm
Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm
email firstr@staffordshire.gov.uk

Outside office hours - 0845 6042886

Stoke-on-Trent
Advice and Referral Team (ART) - 01782 235100 option 3 then 2 then 3
Mon- Fri 8.30-5.00pm
email art@stoke.gcsx.gov.uk

Outside office hours - 01782 234234

Cheshire East
Referral Team - 0300 123 5012 option 2

Outside office hours - 0300123 5022

Shropshire
Reffal Team - 01743 254 259
Initial Contact Team - 0345 678 9021
email sscb@shropshire.gov.uk

Outside office hours - 0345 678 9040

Adult Safeguarding Concerns

Staffordshire
First Response - 0845 604 2719

Stoke-on-Trent
Adult Social Care - 0800561 0015

Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Rob Millington - Head of College
Stacey Oakley - Assistant Head

Date: 26th January 2019

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ann Evans

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sue Salt

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Scott Kelter

Date: 26th January 2019

 

Headteacher: Rob Millington

Date: 26th January 2019

 

Academy Council Safeguarding Lead: Rob Taylor

Date: 26th January 2019

 

The safeguarding policy can be found on the policies page.