"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it" Proverb 22:6
Your child’s safety and welfare is of paramount importance, overriding all other considerations.
It is the responsibility of every member of staff in the Academy to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Safeguarding covers recruitment of staff, visitors to the Academy, the Academy site and the safety of all pupils and staff.
We follow statutory guidance set out in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2022). This document contains information on what schools and colleges should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply in order to keep children safe.
For more information please see the East Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Board’s website.
St. Leonards Church of England Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff or volunteer in our school, you must contact the Headteacher –Mrs Faith Rew or if the concern is with Mrs Rew, the Chair of Governors, Mr Davis.
To safeguard children and young people we do the following:
· Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks are carried out on everyone regularly working in the school
· The DBS status of every adult working with our students (e.g. sports coaches and music teachers) is checked
· No adult without a DBS check will be left unsupervised with pupils at St Leonards CEP Academy
· Contractors and other services working on site are required to meet safeguarding requirements
· All school staff are given safeguarding training annually and are conversant with the DfE guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’
· Allegations will be dealt with quickly, fairly and with transparency
· Safeguarding procedures will be communicated to all staff, parents and visitors
All policies are available in the policies tab
From time to time we send safeguarding updates to parents. Please see below for fact sheets that support keeping you child safe online.
If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
CEOP News and articles surrounding internet safety.
Think You Know Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet.
Parent Info Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre E-safety tips, advice and resources.
NSPCC Online Safety Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
Childnet International Parents and Carers information to keep your child safe online.
Action for Children Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.
BBC Bitesize Fun activities to help children at learn more key subjects.
Department for Education Articles and advice for children and young people.
Stop abuse together (campaign.gov.uk) Dedicated NSPCC helpline: 0800 136 663