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Aspin Park Academy

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting welfare is everyone's responsibility. At Aspin the health, wellbeing and safety of all people who work and learn at our school is our priority. We aim to keep everyone safe and provide a secure and nurturing environment for everyone.

 Designated Safeguarding Leads

 

                 

Sharon Robertson                               Helen Windsor

Executive Headteacher                      Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Leads

                           

Mark Spindlow                     Kate Klippel                      Gordon Hay

Phase Leader                       Phase Leader                    Governor

 

Safeguarding:

Aspin Safeguarding Policy

Elevate Whistleblowing Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Elevate's Safeguarding Statement

 

Name of Academy

Aspin Park Academy

Head teacher

Sharon Robertson

Next Most Senior Member of Staff

Helen Windsor

Chair of Governors

Dan Wilson

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Sharon Robertson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Helen Windsor

Kate Klippel

 

 

DSL for Elevate Multi Academy Trust:

Nigel Ashley CEO

Safeguarding Trustee

Alison Smith

Elevate School Improvement Lead for Safeguarding

Sharon Robertson

 

Elevate Multi Academy Trust (Elevate) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within its family of Academies. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Elevate and its Academies believe that the child’s welfare is always of paramount concern, and that all children have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious belief or sexual identity. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately in accordance with Elevate’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Elevate and its Academies recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all its children by protecting them from emotional, sexual or physical harm and from neglect or bullying. They acknowledge that child abuse can be a very emotive and difficult subject. It is important to understand the feelings involved but not to allow them to interfere with judgement about the action to be taken.

Every adult is expected to play their part in safeguarding our children. Each Academy supports this through safeguarding and child protection awareness training. All staff in all of our Academies know the procedures that should be followed should they have any concerns about a child. All staff know where to go should they require some information, help and guidance.

 

Elevate supports each Academy in the following ways:

  • Fully adopting the Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance September 2021 and section 3 of the Early Years Framework March 2021;
  • Undertaking safeguarding external/internal reviews and Local Authority audits on an annual basis;
  • Ensuring each Academy adheres to Elevate’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and other safeguarding policies and procedures that details Academy specific advice and designated safeguarding officer details;
  • Ensuring each Academy has a governor on its Local Governing Body with special responsibility for safeguarding;
  • Having a Trustee with special responsibility for safeguarding, who liaises with Elevate’s School Improvement lead for Safeguarding and the Safeguarding link governors;
  • All staff receive regular training on child protection procedures, including Prevent and Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

 

Reporting Concerns about a Child

 

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child at any of our Academies contact the relevant Designated Safeguarding Officer in each Academy. Details can be found on each Academy website.

 

Reporting Concerns about an Adult Working or Volunteering in Our Academies

 

If you are concerned about an adult working or volunteering in any of our Academies contact the Head teacher or if it is a concern against the Head teacher then the next most senior member of staff must be informed and the Chair of Governors.


Safer Recruitment

All applicants for employment at Elevate and its Academies will be fully vetted in accordance with DfE Guidelines Safeguarding Children: Safer Recruitment and Selection in Education Settings.

 

 

To report any safeguarding concerns please contact our safeguarding team using the school's email or telephone number.

Phone number: 01423 863920

Email: admin@aspinparkacademy.org

 

Operation Encompass

Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between all schools, academies and colleges in York and North Yorkshire. This new project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Friday and, when an incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.

 

Operation Encompass

North Yorkshire Police

IDAS

 

Childnet

Please click on the link below for further very useful information about keeping your children safe on-line.

https://www.childnet.com/