Whitley Academy fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children (child protection). Our policy applies to all staff, volunteers, governors and visitors in the school.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads at Whitley Academy are responsible for promoting the safety and well-being of all students, responding to any concerns around safeguarding and liaising with external agencies where appropriate to ensure the school is compliant with all statutory guidance in relation to Child Protection.
Mrs Morgan (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Savage (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Washington (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) [Maternity Leave]
Miss McCann (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) [Maternity Leave]
Mr Rule (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
There are five main elements to our policy:
Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in line with national legislation by using at least one suitably trained recruiter on all interview panels and by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children and ensuring any unsuitable behaviour is reported and managed using the Allegations Management procedures
Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe
Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan
Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
There’s a person attached to every body, respect both.
Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself. Relationships can be confusing and it can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour.
But disrespectful and unacceptable behaviour can come in many forms. It isn’t limited to just physical behaviour; it can also go way beyond that. For example, it’s not OK for someone to try and pressure you into sending a nude pic, or to expect the same things to happen that they’ve seen in a porn film. If someone makes you do something you don’t want to, makes you feel scared, intimidated or tries controlling you, it’s not acceptable and is never OK.
Please visit the website https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk for more information, speak to someone in school or alternatively contact one of the following agencies for support and advice – Obviously if you are in immediate danger you should call 999.