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UNITED LEARNING SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND CHILD PROTECTION

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

DATE: 5th September 2016

Date of last central office review:

September 2016

Review Period:

1 year

Date of next central office review:

September 2017

Owner:

Director with responsibility for Safeguarding

Date of next school level review:

September 2017

Type of policy:

United Learning Policy

Local Governing Body

Recommends school policy for Group Board approval

Group Board:

Group Board approves United Learning Policy

Policy Signed off on

Date: 30/01/17

Date: 30/01/17

Signed off by:

Name:

Signature:

Role: Principal

Name:

Signature:

Role: Chair of Safeguarding Governors

UNITED LEARNING SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND CHILD PROTECTION

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

CONTENTS

SECTION 1 Safeguarding Children Policy

Para

Contents

Page

1.1

Policy Statement

4

1.2

Policies that come under the umbrella term of Safeguarding

5

1.3

Review Process

7

1.4

Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees

8

1.5

Key Principles

8

1.6

Monitoring and Evaluation

9

1.7

Adoption of this Policy

9

SECTION 2 Safeguarding Children: A Whole School Approach

Para

Contents

Page

2.1

What is Safeguarding?

10

2.2

Safeguarding Induction

10

2.3

Safeguarding Induction Programme and Whole School Training

10

2.4

Keeping Children Safe in Education – Statutory guidance for Schools and Colleges, 5th September 2016

11

2.5

KCSIE, Sept. ’16, Part One

11

2.6

KCSIE, Sept ‘16, Annex A

11

2.7

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused - Advice for practitioners, September 2016

11

2.8

What to do when you have a safeguarding concern

11

2.9

What to do if a Child is at Risk of Immediate Harm

11

Para

Contents

Page

3.1

Safeguarding Children

12

3.2

Safeguarding Information for Pupils

12

3.3

Working in Partnership with Parents/Carers/Guardians

13

3.4

Confidentiality and information sharing

13

3.5

Safeguarding Training

15

3.6

Safer Recruitment Training

16

3.7

Lettings

16

3.8

Safeguarding Training Records

16

SECTION 4 Child Protection: A Whole School Approach

Para

Contents

Page

4.1

Safer Recruitment

16

4.2

Child Protection

17

4.3

Online Safety (e-Safety)

21

4.4

Prevent duty

21

4.5

FGM Reporting Duty

21

4.6

Local Authority Safeguarding Services

22

4.7

Key Safeguarding Personnel

22

4.8

Roles and responsibilities of the Local Governing Body

22

4.9

The Principal

23

4.10

Roles and responsibilities of the Safeguarding Team

23

4.11

Roles and responsibilities of the School Staff

24

4.12

Site Security

24

4.13

Restraint

24

SECTION 5 Annex A: Induction and Whole School Safeguarding Training Materials

Annex A

Contents

Page

A1

Keeping Children Safe in Education- Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges, September 2016 (Link), and Part One and Annex A in full

27

A2

United Learning Annual Staff Student Relationship Guidance and Letter, September 2016 (Link)

27

A3

United Learning Annual Acceptable Use of IT Agreement (September 2016) (Link)

27

A4

United Learning Online Safety (e-Safety) Policy

27

A5

School’s Behaviour Policy and/or Code of Conduct

27

A6

United Learning Whistleblowing Policy (Link)

27

A7

School’s Children Missing Education Policy

27

A8

School’s Reporting A Concern Form (Template)

27

A9

School’s Prevent Policy/Statement/Risk Assessment (as applicable)

27

A10

Childcare Disqualification Requirements and Disclosure by Association (As applicable)

27

A11

Meet the Safeguarding Team (Template)

28

A12

Reporting a Safeguarding Concern to United Learning (Template)

30

A13

Safeguarding Training Log (Academic Year 2016-17) (Template)

30

SECTION 6 Annex B Supplementary Information

Annex B

Contents

Page

B1

Useful Agencies

31

B2

EYFS information (ISI regulations)

32

Section 1: Safeguarding Policy

1.1 Policy Statement

1.2

United Church Schools Trust and United Learning Trust, referred to throughout this policy as United Learning, is fully committed to ensuring that the application of this policy is non-discriminatory in line with the UK Equality Act (2010).

Kettering Buccleuch Academy recognises that safeguarding encompasses the duties of child protection and promoting the rights and welfare of children. As such, it is:

  • Everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children

· Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play; and

· Everyone working with children maintains an attitude of ‘it could happen here’.

This includes all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.

It also applies to contractors and visitors during any interactions they may have with children, United Learning central office staff and to Trustees, working in or on behalf of the school.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Child Protection Policy and Procedures (hereafter referred to as ‘the Policy’) has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children, namely:

  • The Children Act, 1989

· United Convention of the Rights of the Child, 1991

  • Data Protection Act, 1998
  • Sexual Offences Act, 2003
  • Children Act, 2004
  • Protection of Freedoms Act, 2012; and

· Relevant government guidance on safeguarding children, as follows:

this policy conforms to locally agreed inter-agency procedures and is available to all interested parties on our website and on request from the main school office. It should be read in conjunction with other relevant policies and procedures.

The welfare of children is paramount:

· All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

· Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.

· Working in partnership with children/young people, their parents/carers/guardians and other agencies is essential in promoting children/young people’s welfare.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy strives to keep children/young people safe by valuing them, listening to and respecting them, and through our policies, procedures and practices.

· Adopting child protection practices through procedures and a Staff Behaviour Policy/Code of Conduct for staff and volunteers.

· Developing and implementing an Online Safety (e-safety) Policy and related procedures.

· Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.

· Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.

· Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents/carers, staff and volunteers.

· Sharing concerns with agencies that need to know, and involving parents/carers/guardians and children/young people appropriately.

· Ensuring that safeguarding responsibilities are appropriately addressed in all related policies and procedures.

1.2 Policies that come under the ‘umbrella’ term of Safeguarding

Kettering Buccleuch Academy understands that safeguarding is intrinsic to all that we do and requires a consistent whole school ethos and approach. The tables below demonstrate how safeguarding is at the core of many of our policies and procedures; and that the term ‘safeguarding’ is an overarching one.



1.3 Review Process

1.3.1 The Review Process

· The Policy will be reviewed by central office (Lead Safeguarding Officer) annually or as events, or legislation requires.

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead, Phil Henton, and the Nominated Safeguarding Governor, Steve Mutton at Kettering Buccleuch academy also review the Policy annually, or as events, or legislation requires, ensuring that the content specific to their school and local authority is accurate, prior to approval by their Local Governing Body.

· These documents will then be ratified by the United Learning Group Board, (USCT Trustees).

· Any deficiencies or weaknesses identified will be remedied without delay.

1.3.2 Review Timescales

Commencing April 2015, the Policy will be reviewed annually, as set out below:

Policy reviewed centrally:

April

Policy personalised by schools:

May

School level Policy ratified by Local Governing Bodies:

May - June

Individual school level Policy approved by the Group Board

July – December

Implementation of Group Policy

September 2015

First Annual Review

June 2016

Implementation of Reviewed Policy

September 2016

1.3.3 In Year Policy Review Dates

Review Date

Changes Made

By Whom

July 2015

Inclusion of Prevent Duty

United Learning Central Office

September 2015

Inclusion of Overseas and Prohibition from Management checks.

United Learning Central Office

October 2015

Inclusion of statutory duty to report FGM.

United Learning Central Office

January 2016

Inclusion of EEA Checks

United Learning Central Office

March 2016

Updates to links following move to the United Hub

United Learning Central Office

June 2016

Reordered and updated to reflect changes in KCSIE May 2016

United Learning Central Office

September 2016

Updates to reflect changes in KCSIE September 2016

United Learning Central Office

1.4 Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees

The United Learning Group Board of Trustees retains statutory responsibility for ensuring that all legal responsibilities in connection with safeguarding, child protection and safer recruitment are discharged. This responsibility is invested in:

· Darran Lee, Primary Director, and United Learning’s Designated Senior Person.

Responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters, other than safer recruitment, is delegated by United Learning’s Designated Senior Person to the Principal of Kettering Buccleuch Academy and the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead to act on behalf of the United Learning Group Board and ensure that child protection policies and procedures are compliant with local authority guidance and locally agreed inter-agency procedures. Support to United Learning’s Designated Senior Person is provided by United Learning’s Lead Safeguarding Officer, who will work closely with schools.

Responsibility for safer recruitment is delegated to the Principal of Kettering Buccleuch Academy supported by the central office HR team and responsibility for ensuring that policies and procedures are complied with is delegated to the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Kettering Buccleuch Academy; who, within his/her duties, will keep the Principal and the Lead Safeguarding Officer for United Learning informed of any issues and ongoing investigations which:

· Lead to any referral to the designated officer(s) from the local authority (which could result in, or has resulted in, a strategic case meeting being called)

· Relate to a member of staff and, without prejudice to the case, the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Kettering Buccleuch Academy judges may result in disciplinary action being taken.

(See AnnexA12: Reporting a Safeguarding Concern to United Learning - Template form for use by schools).

These matters will then be raised with United Learning’s Designated Senior Person who will report to the Group Board, as necessary.

1.5 Key Principles

This policy and its associated procedures will ensure that Kettering Buccleuch Academy practices safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children by completing all necessary checks required by the DfE; and storing and maintaining this information on a Single Central Record (SCR). See United Learning Safeguarding Children – HR Procedural Guidance

In accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children, March 2015 Kettering Buccleuch Academy understands that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;

· Preventing impairment of their health and development;

· Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

· Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

In order to do this, we will raise awareness of child protection issues, and equip children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe. We will develop and implement robust procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse; and will support pupils who have been abused. We will work in accordance with agreed child protection plans and will establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy will be vigilant in respect of the specific safeguarding issues highlighted in Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 and ensure that the needs of Looked After Children and those with Special Education Needs or disabilities are recognised as being particularly vulnerable.

We will ensure that all staff, governors, volunteers; and contractors adhere to the school’s child protection procedures. (See Annex A2: United Learning Staff Student Relationship Letter and Guidance, September 2016 ).

Kettering Buccleuch Academy recognises that it has both statutory and pastoral responsibilities for the well-being of its pupils; and, in keeping with our aims and ethos, the well-being and safety of pupils is of paramount importance, and it is the responsibility of everyone who comes in to contact with pupils to be vigilant and report any incidents of child abuse and other safeguarding concerns.

These responsibilities include having robust safeguarding and child protection procedures in place, to ensure:

• The identification of students at risk of suffering significant harm;

• Raising awareness of all staff through effective communication and training

• The referral of all disclosures to the appropriate agencies

• Effective working relationships with the local Police, Local Safeguarding Children Board,

Social Care, Health, and other relevant external agencies; and

• The delivery of an effective curriculum which enables pupils to stay safe from harm.

United Learning Safeguarding Children – HR Procedural Guidance (September 2016) should be read in conjunction with other relevant United Learning HR policies, procedures and guidance and school based policies.

1.6 Monitoring and Evaluation

At Kettering Buccleuch Academy we monitor and evaluate our Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policies and Procedures document and related policies via the following processes:

· Local Governing Body visits to the school along with termly safeguarding LGB led meetings.

· Senior Leadership Team discussions with staff

· Pupil surveys and questionnaires

  • Scrutiny of attendance data
  • Scrutiny of a range of risk assessments
  • Scrutiny of Local Governing Body minutes

· Logs of Bullying, Racist, and Behavioural Incidents

· Review of parental concerns and parent questionnaires

· Review of specific resources for all vulnerable groups

This analysis will be discussed during regular meetings between the Principal, the Chair of Governors and the United Learning Director and Education Advisers; and during Safeguarding Audits completed by the United Learning Lead Safeguarding Officer. Local Governing Body checks on the effectiveness of safeguarding will be reported in termly minutes of meetings.

1.7 Adoption of this Policy

Kettering Buccleuch Academy has adopted the United Learning Group Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policies and Procedures document and has included details of the local arrangements, to ensure that this document meets the standards required.

Section 2: Safeguarding: A Whole School Approach

2.1 What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is everyone responsibility.

Safeguarding children is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect

them from harm.

Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this

guidance as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;

· preventing impairment of children's health or development;

· ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

· taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

(Working Together to Safeguard Children March 2015 – Page 5)

2.2 Safeguarding Induction

Kettering Buccleuch Academy recognises that safeguarding children is the single most important duty that we undertake.

To ensure that everyone working within our school understands their roles and responsibilities and always act in the best interests of the child, we provide a comprehensive safeguarding induction, which includes child protection, e-safety and Prevent duty information. This is provided to all staff.

Agency staff and contractors are provided with relevant safeguarding information upon arrival into the academy.

2.3 Safeguarding Induction Programme and Whole School Training

Kettering Buccleuch Academy ensures that everyone receiving safeguarding induction reads and understands Part One and Annex A of Keeping Children Safe in Education – Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges, and considers the implications of it, in relation to the work undertaken within, and on behalf of the school.

· As appropriate to their role and responsibilities, senior staff and members of the safeguarding team and members of the local governing body will also be required to read the complete guidance.

· All staff and volunteers are required to sign to confirm:

- Attendance at Safeguarding Induction Training, which includes Child Protection, Online Safety (e-Safety) and the Prevent duty.

And receipt and understanding of:

- ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016’: Part One

- ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016’: Annex A

- School’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Child Protection Policy and Procedures document

- School’s Online Safety (e-Safety) Policy and related policies

- School’s Prevent documents (e.g. Prevent duty, statement, risk assessment or policy)

- United Learning Whistleblowing Policy

- United Learning Annual Staff Student Relationship Letter and Guidance

- United Learning Annual Acceptable Use of IT agreement

- Childcare Disqualification Requirements and Disclosure by Association (as appropriate).

- School’s Behaviour Policy/Code of Conduct

  • The HR Manager will keep a record of the above.

· This Safeguarding Induction Programme will be followed up with at least annual safeguarding training.

2.4 Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges,

September 2016

CENTRAL OFFICE

For Keeping Children Safe in Education (whole document), click here

2.5 Keeping Children Safe in Education, Part One

CENTRAL OFFICE

For Part One, click here

2.6 Keeping Children Safe in Education, Annex A

CENTRAL OFFICE

For Annex A, click here

2.7 What to do if you are worried a child is being abused - Advice for practitioners

CENTRAL OFFICE

For What to do if you are worried about a child is being abused, click here

2.8 What to do when you have a safeguarding concern

· Details of the child protection procedures at Kettering Buccleuch Academy are provided in Section 4.

· These procedures should be followed by all staff, in the knowledge that all concerns, however small they may seem, will be taken seriously.

· If concerns continue, staff should raise these through the appropriate channels.

2.9 What to do if a Child is at Risk of Immediate Harm

If you are seriously concerned about a child's immediate safety, always dial 999.

If, at any point, there is risk of immediate harm to a child a referral should be made to children’s social care immediately. Anybody can make a referral. If the child’s situation does not appear to be improving the staff member with concerns should press for re-consideration. Concerns should always lead to help for the child at some point.

(Keeping Children Safe in Education).

Section 3: Child Protection Policy

3.1 Safeguarding Children

Kettering Buccleuch Academy understands that safeguarding children is our single most important responsibility.

· We teach children about safeguarding and how to keep safe.

· Children’s wishes and feelings are taken into account when we are determining what action to take and what services to provide.

· We encourage children to express their views and give feedback

· Our governing body and United Learning Trustees ensure that:

- Training is provided to all staff that clearly explains that staff must not agree confidentiality and must always act in the best interests of the child.

- Safeguarding arrangements take into account the procedures and practice of the local authority as part of the inter-agency safeguarding procedures set up by the LSCB. This includes understanding and reflecting local protocols for assessment and the LSCB’s threshold document along with supplying information as requested by the LSCB.

- In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 Kettering Buccleuch Academy process personal information fairly and lawfully, it recognises that this is not a barrier to sharing information where the failure to do so would result in a child being placed at risk of harm. We understand that fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to promote the welfare and protect the safety of children.

3.2 Safeguarding Information for Pupils

At Kettering Buccleuch Academy we believe that:

All children have the right to be listened to, the right to be heard.

All children have the right to feel safe, to be safe and protected from harm.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy promotes its belief that as children, our pupils have the right to achieve their full potential regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender, orientation, ability, or disability.

We strive to ensure our pupils have the ability to:

· Be as physically and mentally healthy as possible

· Gain the maximum benefit possible from good education opportunities

· Live in a safe environment and be protected from harm

  • Experience emotional well-being

· Feel loved and valued, supported by affectionate relationships

  • Become competent at looking after themselves

· Have a positive self-image, a secure identity including cultural and racial identity

· Develop good interpersonal skills and confidence in social situations.

At Kettering Buccleuch Academy we will teach children to understand and manage risk, through our:

  • Global Learning
  • Other lessons, such as Drama
  • Assemblies and Special Days
  • E-Safety Programme
  • Anti-Bullying Programme.

Confidentiality

As the pupils of Kettering Buccleuch Academy we want you to know that:

  • We will always take what you tell us seriously.
  • We cannot agree to keep anything that you tell us secret, but we will only share information with the people that we need to, in order to ensure that you and others are kept safe from harm.

Any pupil concerned about their safety can talk to one of the school’s Safeguarding Team, or a member of staff who you feel able to talk to.

3.3 Working in Partnership with Parents/Carers/Guardians

At Kettering Buccleuch Academy:

· We are committed to working with parents/carers/guardians positively, openly and honestly.

· We ensure that parents/carers/guardians are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy.

· We respect parents’/carers’/guardians’ rights to privacy and confidentiality and will not share sensitive information unless we have permission; or it is necessary to do so in order to protect a child.

· We share a purpose with parents/carers/guardians to educate and keep children safe from harm and to have their welfare promoted.

· Any referral made to social care is shared with parents beforehand, unless it is inappropriate to do so; and as a school we will ensure regular contact with parents/carers/guardians of all pupils.

· All staff have the skills and understanding to keep children safe who have Special Education Needs or disabilities.

3.4 Confidentiality and Sharing Information

· Kettering Buccleuch Academy Recognises and complies with its duties under current Data Protection legislation.

· Ensures the confidentiality of its pupils and their families.

· Ensures confidentiality so that evidence is not compromised.

· Only shares information on a ‘Need to Know’ basis, and this decision is taken by the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

  • Keeps all Child Protection information securely.

· Ensures that all information is processed for limited purpose, is adequate, relevant and not excessive, is accurate, retained and processed in accordance with data subject’s rights.

· Every effort is made to prevent unauthorised access and sensitive information is not stored on laptop computers, which, by the nature of their portability, could be lost or stolen. All laptops should have encrypted hard drives to prevent access to information should the device be lost or stolen.

· If it is necessary to store Child Protection information on portable media, such as a CD or flash drive, these items must be encrypted and kept in locked storage.

· Child Protection information is stored separately from the pupil’s school file and the school file is ‘tagged’ to indicate that separate information is held.

· Child Protection Records are normally exempt from the disclosure provisions of the Data Protection Act, which means that pupils and parents do not have an automatic right to see them. If a member of staff receives a request from a pupil or parent to see Child Protection Records, request will be referred to the Principal, and to Alison Hussain at Central Office ( Alison.Hussain@unitedlearning.org.uk ).

The Data Protection Act does not prevent school staff from sharing information with relevant agencies where that information may help to protect a child and is in the child’s best interests.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy recognises that:

· It is essential to establish positive and effective working relationships with outside agencies.

· There is a joint responsibility on all these agencies to share information to ensure that all children are safeguarded.

  • We share information:

- To ensure the fullest possible picture of the child’s circumstances

- To enable practitioners to assess the needs of the child properly

- To co-ordinate and improve service provision to the child and family

- To protect other adults and children.

· Examples of when it is necessary to share information include if:

- A child seems hungry, or inappropriately dressed, or has hygiene concerns

- A child’s behaviour is concerning: aggressive, or withdrawn, or unhappy, or overly familiar, or sexually inappropriate

- There is a suspicion or evidence that the child has an injury; e.g. the child has awkward or protective movement; has bruising, marks, cuts or burns

- Things said by, or about the child that are concerning.

· Staff are aware that low level issues should be shared with support and/or senior teaching staff as soon as possible.

- Safeguarding and child protection concerns about the child will be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Laura Terrett, Jenny Wallace, Mandy Morrison, Amberley Mckeen or Sam Petch. This should be done as soon as possible and before the end of the day via CPOM’s. However, if it is felt that a child is of immediate risk of harm, the designated safeguarding lead should be informed immediately and in person. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (or equivalent) will decide who else needs to have this information.

- However, if at any point, there is a risk of immediate serious harm to a child a referral should be made to social care immediately, and anybody can make this referral.

- If staff have concerns about another staff member they will be referred to the Principal

- Where the concerns are about the Principal they will be referred to the Chair of Governors.

- Discuss with the child and their family the involvement of other agencies and how and who you will share information with and gain their consent where appropriate. The only time we would not share information with the family would be if it could potentially put the child at further risk of harm to do so.

- Share all appropriate information as early as possible with practitioners and organisations who are currently working with, or due to work with a child.

- Discuss and share any assessments or reports with the child and their family and include their views even if they differ from our own.

- Seek permission before expressing the views of another agency or practitioner to a child, parent/carer/guardian.

- Notify Children’s Services if a child subject to a Child Protection Plan has an unexplained absence from school.

- Having confirmed that a child is changing school, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will confirm their safe arrival; and will transfer their child protection file as soon as possible, separately from the main pupil file and via secure transit, and confirm safe receipt thereof.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy recognises that:

· Staff may need to seek support themselves if they are distressed.

  • Staff can speak with the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead in confidence.
  • If staff seek support from external agencies they must adhere to the requirements of strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Laura Terrett provides supervision for all members of staff and specifically the safeguarding team.

3.5 Safeguarding Training

Kettering Buccleuch Academy provides safeguarding training that enables all staff to understand the roles and responsibilities that they have in relation to keeping children safe. Staff receive regular safeguarding updates, as required and at least annual training, to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.

3.5.1 Principal

The Principal has undertaken Safer recruitment training and participates in all safeguarding training provided within the academy.

3.5.2 Designated Safeguarding Lead/s

· DSL/s complete appropriate training and at least annual update training.

· This training will include child protection, Online Safety (e-safety) and Prevent, where there have been any changes in statutory requirements, or the local procedures have been updated.

· This training will be undertaken in accordance with Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures, and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016.

3.5.3 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s

Deputy DSLs will complete training to the same level as the Designated Safeguarding Lead, and will cover for them when they are unavailable.

3.5.4 All Staff and Governors

All staff must undertake at least annual safeguarding training and receive any in year safeguarding updates. This training must equip all staff to demonstrate an understanding and the delivery of their safeguarding responsibilities.

Refresher training includes updates of child protection, Online Safety (e-safety) and Prevent procedures.

3.6 Safer Recruitment Training

Safer Recruitment training has been undertaken bykey members of staff and members of the LGB.

3.7 Lettings

As part of our commitment to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults in our community, Kettering Buccleuch Academy asks all lettings to provide details of the named child protection lead for any event involving under 18’s; and confirmation that staff have undergone appropriate safer recruitment checks and training.

3.7 Safeguarding Training Records

These are held within the academy’s single central record.

Section 4: Child Protection: A Whole School Approach

4.1 Safer Recruitment

Kettering Buccleuch Academy operates safer recruitment procedures and is committed to doing its utmost by complying with procedures set out in:

- Keeping Children Safe in Education , Information for all school and college staff, September 2016 (Part 3)

- United Learning Safeguarding Children – HR Procedural Guidance , September 2016

- United Learning Recruitment and Selection Policy , August 2016

- United Learning Whistleblowing Policy , February 2016

4.1.1 As identified in our Child Protection Policy (Section 3.7) the following staff and governors have undertaken Safer Recruitment training:

Dino Di Salvo – December 2015

Steve Mutton – November 2015 (Safeguarding Governor)

4.1.2 Safer recruitment means that all applicants are required to:

- Complete an application form

- Provide two referees, including at least one who can comment on the applicant’s suitability to work with children

- Provide evidence of identity and qualifications

- Be checked through the disclosure and barring service as appropriate to their role

- Be subject to a Prohibition Order check if applying for a teaching position

- Provide evidence for right to work in the United Kingdom

- Assist in the completion of overseas checks, (as appropriate)

- Be subject to a Section 128, Prohibition from Management check, (as appropriate).

- Be subject to EEA check, (as appropriate)

- Be interviewed

- Provide evidence on medical fitness (mental and physical).

4.1.3 New members of staff will:

- Undergo an induction that includes familiarisation with the school’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Child Protection Procedures, Online Safety (e-Safety) training and the Prevent duty; and assist with the identification of their further child protection training needs.

- Read and demonstrate an understanding of

Part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016

- 4.1.4 All staff are required to:

- Take part in at least annual safeguarding and child protection training

- Sign annual safeguarding agreements and disclosures, (as appropriate) as set out above...

4.2 Child Protection

4.2.1 Kettering Buccleuch Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children.

· Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, we will ensure that action is taken to protect that child.

· Action will also be taken to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support even if they are not suffering harm or are not at immediate risk.

· We will respect all children and will work to promote their physical, material and psychological well-being.

· We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way; and know that some of their behaviours may be challenging.

· We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others.

· We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our children.

· Any deficiencies or weaknesses in our child protection arrangements will be remedied without delay.

Day-to-day child protection issues should be referred using CPOMS (Child Protection Online Management System).

CPOMS can be accessed via the CPOMS tab at the top of the academy’s website home page.

In all cases where abuse is suspected or a sustainable allegation is made, staff must liaise directly with the DSP. If a student indicates that they are being abused, it is important that they are taken seriously and given assurance that help will be sought.

Be aware of the possible signs of abuse (Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2016).

Please record any concerns, however trivial you may feel them to be, and refer these using the CPOMS system.

When dealing with a disclosure from a child about abuse, it is important to remember the following points:

(a) Listen

(b) Do not show shock or disbelief

(c) Do not promise confidentiality - encourage the child to speak in confidence but say that you will have to get help and support from others. Four important things to say are:

 It’s not your fault.

 I’m sorry that it happened to you.

 I’m glad you told me.

 I’m going to ensure that you get help.

(d) Do not prejudice subsequent investigations by Children and Young Peoples Services and the Police. Do not ask leading questions or express an opinion, e.g. 'How horrible for you'. Use terms like 'Tell me about it'. This is very difficult; but remember you are protecting yourself - refer

or wherever possible; tell the child that you need help and advice on how best to help them.

If the DSP feels it is appropriate he / she will make a referral to Children and Young Peoples Services. Referrals will be made using the approved Inter-Agency Referral Form immediately, as far as possible, and no later than 24 hours of a disclosure or suspicion of abuse.

If the DSP does not agree with the concerns raised, the teacher can refer to Children and Young Peoples Services in their own right and must record the action taken and reasons for taking it and inform the Principal.

If the child is in need of urgent medical attention this will be arranged seeking parental permission where possible and appropriate. If the parents refuse to allow the child to receive medical treatment, Children and Young Peoples Services will be informed immediately.

The Head Teacher of any schools attended by siblings will be informed of concerns and action by the DSP.

Subsequent Action, Communication and Recording

The DSP will ensure that:

 In appropriate circumstances the child is supported until the Social Worker and/or a Police Officer arrive at the School. During any subsequent interviews it may be appropriate for a member of staff to be present in a supportive role.

 A separate confidential file on the child will be opened which will contain a record of the reasons for concerns and action taken. This file will proceed with the child throughout their School life. The presence of such a file is noted on the child’s School File with a red flash.

 The action is confirmed in writing using the Referral Pro-Forma within 2 days of the telephone referral being made to the Social Services Department.

 The Principal is advised of the circumstances and the action taken.

The academy’s Governing Body are informed of the number of child protection referrals made by the School via a confidential item for the LGB. Names and details of the referrals will not be provided to Governors.

Handling Information

(a) Confidentiality:

Child protection raises issues of confidentiality which should be clearly understood by all staff.

Staff have a professional responsibility to share relevant information about the protection of children with other professionals, particularly investigative agencies. If a child confides in a member of staff and requests that the information is kept secret, it is important that the member of staff tells the child sensitively that he or she has a responsibility to refer cases of alleged abuse to the appropriate agencies for the child’s own sake. Within that context, the child should, however, be assured that the matter will be disclosed only to people who need to know about it. Staff who receive information about children and their families in the course of their work should

share that information only within appropriate professional contexts. Child protection records are kept securely in the DSP’s office.

(b) Records and Reports for Child Protection Conferences:

Child protection records include a record of the date, event and action taken in cases of suspected child abuse or when the child is placed on the child protection register. Reports prepared for child protection conferences focus on the child’s educational progress and achievements, attendance,

behaviour, participation, relations with other children and, where appropriate, the child’s appearance. If relevant, reports include what is known about the child’s relations with his or her family and the family structure. Reports are objective and based on evidence. They distinguish between fact, observation, allegation and opinion. Reports may be made available to the child’s parents at the child protection conference.

Key staff are made available for case conferences as required.

Monitoring and Supporting Students with Child Protection Plans:

The academy monitors all students who have a Child Protection Plan. Each student with a Child Protection Plan has a nominated key person within the academy.

Children with Special Education Needs:

There are particular issues related to children with SEN. They may be especially vulnerable to abuse or have communication difficulties. Extra care should be taken to interpret correctly apparent signs of abuse and neglect. Indications of abuse of these children should be reported exactly as for other children.

Allegations Against Staff

Allegations against staff, volunteers or the DSP must be reported to the Principal or, in the Principal’s absence, the chair of the LGB.

Allegations against the Principal must be reported directly to the chair of the LGB and the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) by the person receiving the allegation.

In cases where an allegation has been made against a member of staff the academy will not carry out its own investigations without prior consultation with the LADO.

In cases of serious harm the police will be informed from the outset.

School Transfer

In the event of the transfer to another school/academy of a student about whom there are significant child protection concerns, the DSP will:

(a) Find out the name of the receiving school/academy

(b) Contact the relevant member of staff at that school/academy to discuss the transfer

(c) Send all information relating to the student to the school/academy

(d) Inform all relevant agencies of the transfer.

4.2.3 Working in the best interests of the child

Kettering Buccleuch Academy works to ensure a fully inclusive approach to safeguarding. This involves working closely with all agencies relevant to Looked After Children including multi-agency work with the Heads of the Virtual School we work with. Our Special Educational Needs and disabilities policies fully recognise the primacy of safeguarding. We also have Pastoral staff and Inclusion staff trained to recognise the indicators of possible abuse such as behaviour, mood and injury and how this relates to the child’s impairment. This includes a heightened awareness that Children with SEN and disabilities can be disproportionally impacted by things like bullying, without outwardly showing any signs. We have in place strategies to overcome communication barriers and difficulties in overcoming these barriers. Where appropriate all staff have this awareness too. This is all in recognition of working to minimise the risk of peer to peer abuse in its different forms. (Ref: Regulation 9 of the School Staffing Regulations (England) 2009; Section 35 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006; and Section 38 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006).

4.2.4 Kettering Buccleuch Academy will be vigilant in respect of types of abuse and neglect; and the specific safeguarding issues highlighted in Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 (Pages 11-13)

The Principal together with the Designated Safeguarding Lead will ensure that staff and governors have at least annual safeguarding training and access to up to date relevant information in relation to the following:

See also pages 16 and 17 for Prevent duty and reporting to Channel programme.

4.3 Online Safety (e-Safety)

· Kettering Buccleuch Academy Understands that Online Safety (e-safety) is everyone’s responsibility and is viewed as an integral part of our whole school safeguarding and child protection procedures.

· As it is a constantly developing field, we are committed to providing a comprehensive programme of advice, support, teaching and training to parents/carers/guardians, children and staff.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy recognises that:

· As we increasingly work online, the safe use of information and communication technologies bring significant challenges.

· We have a responsibility to understand online safety issues and plan accordingly to ensure appropriate, effective and safer use of electronic communications and associated devices.

It is therefore essential that we:

· Teach children about safeguarding

· Safeguard children from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material.

· Ensure that appropriate filters and appropriate monitoring systems are in place; so that children are not able to access harmful or inappropriate material via the school’s IT system.

· Ensure that systems are in place that will identify children accessing, or trying to access harmful and inappropriate content online.

· Are careful that “over blocking” does not lead to unreasonable restrictions as to what children can be taught with regards to online teaching and safeguarding.

To ensure that our online safety arrangements are robust, Kettering Buccleuch Academy has personalised and localised the United Learning Online Safety (e–Safety) Policy Template, June 2016. which can be provided upon request and is also found on the academy website.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is further committed to doing its utmost to ensure robust Online Safety (e-Safety)procedures by complying with procedures set out in the following additional policy and procedural documents:

4.4 Prevent Duty

Kettering Buccleuch Academy recognises its responsibilities in relation to the Prevent duty (July 2015).

The academy has a separate preventing radicalisation and extremism policy, available on the website.

4.5 FGM Reporting Duty

Kettering Buccleuch Academy recognises its responsibilities in relation to the FGM reporting duty (October 2015).

4.6 Local Authority Safeguarding Services

4.6.1 Web Address for Local Procedures

Full local procedures on what to do if you have a concern are available at

http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/worried-about-a-child-/

4.7 Key Safeguarding Personnel

4.7.1 The Local Governor Body

Local Governing Body

Name

Role

Mr Paul Clarke

Chair of Governors

Mr Steve Mutton

Nominated Safeguarding Governor

The chair of governors and the nominated safeguarding governor can be contacted via the Clerk, Miss Wendy Millsop, at the school address. 01536 316367 or via email at kbachair.co.uk

Name

Role

Mr Dino Di Salvo

Principal

Mr Phil Henton

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Laura Terrett

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Jenny Wallace

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Mandy Morrison

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Matthew Taylor

Attendance Officer

4.7.3Other Members of the Safeguarding Team

Name

Role

Mr Dino Di Salvo

Principal

Mrs Clare Thomas (Secondary)

Special Education Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Mandy Morrison (Primary)

Special Education Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Carole Smith

Medical Needs Manager

4.8 Roles and Responsibilities of the Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body and United Learning adhere to their responsibilities as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016, Part 2: The Management of Safeguarding; and the Prevent duty, July 2015 ..

Statutory responsibility does not pass to the Local Governing Body or any of its members; however it performs a vital role in monitoring compliance with the law, and the school’s policies and procedures and challenging the school to ensure best practice is followed.

The Local Governing Body will:

· Require the Designated Safeguarding Lead to report on measures that are being taken to ensure compliance.

· Confirm annually in writing to United Learning and the Local Safeguarding Children Board that they have reviewed the school level policy against practice and that this has been discussed at a full Local Governing Body meeting.

· Ensure that it completes and returns the response for the school’s annual Section 175 or 157 Safeguarding Audit to United Learning and to the Local Safeguarding Children Board, where this is a local requirement.

· Ensure that regular updates and at least annual safeguarding training, which includes Child Protection, Online Safety (e-Safety) and Prevent are delivered in accordance with Section 3.5 of this policy.

4.9 The Principal

The Principal of Kettering Buccleuch Academy will ensure that:

· The policies and procedures adopted by the United Learning Group Board and the Local Governing Body associated with protecting children are fully implemented, understood and adhered to by all staff. This includes the implementation of the Prevent duty, July 2015 ; and the FGM reporting duty (31st October 2015).

· Regular updates and at least annual safeguarding training, which includes Child Protection, Online Safety (e-Safety) and Prevent are delivered in accordance with this policy.

· The nominated local Safeguarding Governor is made known to all staff.

· Sufficient resources and time are allocated to enable the Designated Safeguarding Lead and other staff to discharge their responsibilities.

· All staff and volunteers feel able to raise concerns about poor or unsafe practice in regard to children, and such concerns are addressed sensitively and effectively in a timely manner in accordance with agreed policies.

· All responsibilities assigned to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (or to the Deputy DSL in the absence of the DSL) for Kettering Buccleuch Academy are fully carried out.

4.10 Roles and Responsibilities of the Safeguarding Team

At Kettering Buccleuch Academy

· Our Safeguarding Team is committed to ensuring that we deliver effective and sound whole school safeguarding and child protection procedures in adherence with our policy.

· Through our procedures and training we will provide clear direction to staff and others about expected codes of behaviour in dealing with child protection issues.

· We ensure that child protection concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways which prioritise the needs of the child.

  • We receive and participate in supervision.

4.10.1The Designated Safeguarding Lead/s

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):

· Is a senior member of staff.

· Is provided with dedicated time to carry out the duties intrinsic to the role.

· Takes lead responsibility for child protection; managing referrals, including any referrals made to Channel, in line with the Prevent duty; and in relation to FGM.

· Takes lead responsibility for the school’s safeguarding programme and provides regular updates to raise awareness.

· Completes at least annual training, which includes Child Protection, Online Safety (e-Safety) and Prevent.

4.10.2 The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s

· Deputy DSLs are to be trained to the same standard as the DSL in order that they can cover for them at any time.

· Deputy DSLs are required to complete at least annual training, which includes Child Protection, Online Safety (e-Safety) and Prevent.

4.11 Roles and Responsibilities of School Staff

Staff must ensure that they:

· Understand and comply fully with the school’s policies and procedures.

· Attend at least annual appropriate safeguarding training, which includes Child Protection, Online Safety (e-Safety) and Prevent.

· Report concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, the Principal or the Chair of Governors; as appropriate, dependent on the circumstances (see Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016.

· This includes reporting any concerns related to any children who may be at risk of radicalisation or being drawn into terrorism/extremist activity.

· The mandatory duty to report ‘known’ cases of FGM under 18’s which they identify in the course of their professional work. (from 31.10.15)

· Ensure that appropriate action is taken if a child is at immediate risk of harm.

This may include contacting social care or the police directly.

4.12 Site Security

Kettering Buccleuch Academy has a site security policy which is available upon request.

4.13 Restraint

It is strongly advised that in general teachers never touch students. However, there may be exceptional occasions when physical contact with students is necessary. Under certain circumstances this contact may be within the law. The following outlines policy relating to student restraint at Kettering Buccleuch Academy.

The Education Act 1997 states that a member of staff may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances to prevent a student from doing (or continuing to do any of the following:

a) committing any offence

b) causing personal injury to, damage to the property of, any person (including the student himself or herself)

c) engaging in any behaviour prejudicial to the maintenance of good order and discipline at the Academy or among any of its students, whether that behaviour occurs during a teaching session or otherwise.

In these circumstances, the teacher’s intervention does not amount to corporal punishment and is therefore lawful. Circular 10/98 Section 550A of The Education Act 1996: The Use of Force to Control or Restrain Students explains the new legislation.

The circumstances in which reasonable force might be necessary are, in general terms:

a) where action is necessary in self-defence or because there is an imminent risk of injury

b) where there is a developing risk of injury or significant damage to property

c) where a student is behaving in a way that is compromising good order and discipline

Particular situations in which physical intervention and the use of reasonable force would be appropriate include:

• A fight between students

• Deliberate vandalism by a student

• Dangerous behaviour by a student which has created a risk of injury or damage

• Persistent misbehaviour by a student which is seriously disrupting a lesson (the student may

be refusing to leave the classroom)

• Where a student absconds from a class or tries to leave the Academy

• Preventing a student who is intent on leaving a safe location against advice or instruction to the contrary.

Reasonable Force

There is no legal definition of reasonable force. In the event of a legal challenge, two questions would be:

a) whether the use of force was justified, and if so

b) whether the degree of force used was reasonable

The use of force is only reasonable if the particular circumstances warrant it. In an emergency situation, physical intervention may be necessary straight away, but in non-urgent situations, force should only be used as a last resort.

Before intervening physically, teachers should, wherever practicable, attempt to communicate with the student to tell the student that the misbehaving must stop and what will happen if he or she does not stop. Whatever warning is given should not contain a threat of assault. Members of staff should try, if possible, to summon help before engaging in restraint. The advice from the in Circular 10/98 is that:

“A calm and measured approach to a situation is needed and teachers should never give the impression that they have lost their temper, or are acting out of anger or frustration, or to punish the student”

Any action which could exacerbate a situation should be avoided. However, in some cases, there will be no alternative to a teacher acting alone because there is an emergency. Nevertheless, whenever possible, teachers should seek help from a colleague who can assist and also act as a witness to events. Physical intervention can take a number of forms. Staff may intervene by:

• physical interposing between students

• blocking a student’s path

• holding/pushing/pulling/leading a student by the hand or arm

• shepherding a student away by placing a hand in the centre of the back

• in extreme circumstances, using more restrictive holds

Where the use of force is justified, the degree of force used must be in proportion to the circumstances of the incident. The force used must always be the minimum amount needed to deal with the particular incident. This is explained in DfES Circular 10/98 as follows:

“The use of force can be regarded as reasonable only if the circumstances of the particular incident warrant it. The use of any degree of force is unlawful if the particular circumstances do not warrant the use of physical force. Therefore, physical force could not be justified to prevent a student from committing a trivial misdemeanour or in a situation that could be resolved without force. The degree of force employed must be in proportion to the circumstances of the incident and the seriousness of the behaviour and the consequences it is intended to prevent. Any force used should always be the minimum needed to achieve the desired result.”

Physical intervention may involve touching or holding, pushing or pulling a student. Except for in the most extreme circumstances, force should not be used in such a way that it would reasonably be expected to cause injury.

Examples of intervention which are not acceptable include:

• holding a student around the neck, by the collar or in any other way that could restrict breathing

• punching, kicking or slapping a student

• holding or pulling a student’s hair

• twisting a student’s limbs or forcing limbs against a joint

• tripping up a student

Support Staff and Student Restraint

Under the Section 505A of the Act, support staff are allowed to restrain students in the circumstances identified above if they have specific permission to do so from the Principal. In particular site maintenance staff, lunch supervisors and members of staff offering other support to learning have permission to operate within the terms of this Policy as a means of last resort.

Records of Incidents

All incidents when students have been restrained should be logged in the BOUND AND NUMBERED BOOK held by the Principal’s PA, Wendy Millsop.

Staff who restrain or physically control a student should report the incident to the Principal or, in his absence, to a Deputy Principal as soon as possible afterwards and fill in a Use of Force to Control or Restrain Pupils Incident Form For Staff Completion as per Appendix 1 of this policy. These forms can be obtained from the Principal’s PA, Wendy Millsop.

Complaints Procedures

If a parent, student or member of staff wishes to complain about the use of physical restraint in a particular case, this complaint should, in the first instance, be addressed to the Principal.

If the complainant is not satisfied by the response received, he/she may appeal to the Local Governing Body.

Section 5: Induction and Whole School Training Materials

AnnexA1: Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016) - Click here

Annex A1.1 Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016) – Part One

Annex A1.2 Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016) – Annex A

Annex 2: United Learning Annual Staff Student Relationship Letter and Guidance (September 2016)

AnnexA3: United Learning Annual Acceptable Use of IT Agreement (September 2016)

AnnexA4: United Learning Online Safety (e-Safety) Policy

Annex A5: School’s Behaviour Policy and/or Code of Conduct Click here

AnnexA6: United Learning Whistleblowing Policy

Annex 7 - Children Missing Education Policy

As an academy we follow Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures for children missing in education. Click here

AnnexA8: Reporting a Concern Form

Click here:

Annex 9: School’s Prevent Policy

Click here:


Annex A11: Meet the Safeguarding Team

The Safeguarding Lead is:

Mr Phil Henton

Phil is located at:

Media (Top floor)

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Laura Terrett

Laura is located in:

Welfare Office

Jenny Wallace

Jenny is located in:

Welfare Office

Mandy Morrison

Mandy is located in:

Primary

Other people in the Safeguarding Team are:

Amberley McKeen

Amberley is located in:

HOH office

And is the Deputy DSP

Sam Petch

Sam is located in:

HOH office

And is the Deputy DSP

Matthew Taylor

Matthew is located in:

Welfare Office

and responsible for: Attendance

Carole Smith

Academy Nurse

Based in the nurses office

(Ground floor – Secondary)


AnnexA12: Reporting a Safeguarding Concern to United Learning (Template form for use by schools)

Reporting a Safeguarding Concern to United Learning

Date:

Name of School:

Name of Designated Safeguarding Lead completing form:

Nature of Concern:

Delete/amend as applicable:

I am informing you that there has been an incident which:

· Could result in, or has resulted in, a strategic case meeting being called by a Designated Officer(s) from the Local Authority.

· Relates to a member of staff and, without prejudice to the case, the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the School judges may result in disciplinary action being taken.

Add any other essential information here: i.e. type of case (e.g. Child Sexual Exploitation) but do not include names of staff or children).

This form must be emailed to your Principal, and to Fiona Lyon, Lead Safeguarding Officer, United Learning at fiona.lyon@unitedlearning.org.uk

Please call Fiona Lyon on 07889 645086 if you would like to discuss this case in confidence. Alternatively, she will contact you, on receipt of this form.

A13 Safeguarding Training Log

This is held as part of our SCR (Single Central Record)

Section 5: Annex B - Supplementary Information

Annex B1: Useful Agencies

· Non-Emergency Police: 111

Children and young people can call 0800 1111 to talk about any problem)

  • www.nspcc.org.uk - The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to

children)

transform their lives and fulfil their potential)

protecting children from on line child exploitation and abuse)

Any member of staff, pupil, parent or carer may report concerns or allegations about abuse at the school directly to Ofsted using the whistle-blower hotline on 0300 123 3155 (Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm) or via whistleblowing@ofsted.gov.uk or by writing to: WBHL, Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester M1 2WD.