This document is due for ratification by the Board of Trustees and reviewed by our Governors at the Autumn Term Meetings.
This policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the academy and takes into account statutory guidance provided by the Department for Education and local guidance issued by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
We will ensure that all parents/carers are made aware of their responsibilities with regard to child protection procedures and how we will safeguard and promote the welfare of their children through the publication of this academy safeguarding and child protection policy.
These duties and responsibilities as set out within the Education Act 2002 sec 175 and 157, DfE Statutory Guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and HM Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018(amended 12/2020) which are incorporated into this policy.
The policy is read in conjunction with:
“Working Together to Safeguard Children” (July 2018, amended 12/2020) which is statutory guidance to be read and followed by all those providing services for children and families, including those in education.
“Keeping Children Safe in Education” (September 2022), which is the statutory guidance for Schools and Colleges.
“What to Do if Worried a child is being Abused: Advice for Practitioners”. March 2015.
“Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners providing Safeguarding Services to Children, Young People, Parents and Carers”. July 2018.
“The Prevent Duty Departmental, advice for Schools and child care providers” August 2015.
School Behaviour Policy, Child on Child Abuse Policy, Recruitment Policy, Cnline Safety Policy and Whistle Blowing Policy (Confidential reporting)
Children at Risk of Missing Education Guidance issued by Notts County Council
Children Missing from Care Homes and Education issued by Notts County Council
Nottingham City Council Education Welfare Service Enforcement Policy
Departmental advice Sexual Violence and Harassment Between Children in Schools and Colleges September 2021
The Teachers' Standards - DFE 2021
If any of these documents are updated, our procedures will follow the latest guidance.