Safeguarding

April 2017

Our latest safeguarding news, information and advice can be found here:

Behaviour policy update October 2017

Behaviour, Safety and Welfare Newsletter Issue 1

Behaviour, Safety and Welfare Newsletter Issue 2

Internet Safety Advice

Safeguarding is the overriding priority at The Halifax Academy and there are a range of policies and procedures in place that cover areas such as child protection, health and safety, medical needs, first aid, behaviour and bullying. Our students are taught about ways to keep themselves safe at an age appropriate level. Our curriculum includes a range of safeguarding work, including learning how to stay safe with regard to: anti-bullying, substance misuse, child sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extremism. We work closely with other agencies to support this work.

Internet safety is a crucial aspect of our work and is a constant feature of the curriculum. We provide parents with information about Internet safety through Family Learning and information sent home.

Child Protection is one aspect of safeguarding. We all have a duty to safeguard children and all staff and volunteers working in school have regular training and are familiar with the statutory guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education (July 2016). Training is provided on all aspects of safeguarding, including: the signs of abuse; Prevent strategy to protect children from radicalisation and extremism; child sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation. Our Safeguarding Policy and Whistleblowing Policy can be found on the Policies page.

Our safeguarding team is led by Mr Matt Perry, Deputy Headteacher for Behaviour and Welfare.  Please see below for details of the team.  If you have any concerns about a child at the academy, no matter how trivial they may seem, please raise them with the designated safeguarding lead. In the Primary phase, please report any concerns to Mrs Susan Keasey, Primary Home School Liaison Officer. For secondary students please contact Mrs Rachel Adams, Assistant Head for Personal Development, Safeguarding and Attendance, and in her absence Ms Tracey King, Safeguarding and Attendance Officer, or Ms Sammia Nazir, Assistant Head for Behaviour, or Mr Perry. 

Should you have any concerns regarding any member of staff or adult working in our academy, please report them to the Headteacher, Mr Kay. Should you have any concerns about Mr Kay, please report them to Dr Phil Shepherd, Chair of Governors, who can be contacted through the school office on 01422 301080. You can also contact Calderdale's Multi Agency Screening Team on 01422 393336/392881 if you have concerns about a child being at risk of harm. 

Further information is available on the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board website: www.calderdale-scb.org.uk

If you are worried about a particular issue, you may be able to find information and advice via our Useful Links page.

 

Matt Perry

Matt Perry

Safeguarding Lead

Rachel

Rachel Adams

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Secondary

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Sammia Nazir

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Secondary

Sue

Sue Keasey

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Primary

Tracey

Tracey King

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Secondary