Who is responsible for the Safeguarding of Children?
It is everybody’s responsibility to be vigilant and listen to pupils when they are worried about issues regarding safeguarding.
At The Woodlands Academy, all staff members receive safeguarding training and all staff are made aware of the Designated Safeguarding Officers:
To view Safeguarding staff responsibilities please click here...
To view the Safeguarding Document click here...
Or contact the Local Authority Designated Office (LADO) - Anne Faulkner on 01522 554668.
The Head Teacher, Chris Armond, will ensure:
- That all staff know how to access to the Safeguarding policy
- Be clear how to follow procedures - via Safeguarding form
- Whole school Safeguarding Training
- That safe recruitment practices, which provide for appropriate checks are in place and adhered to.
The ICT Teacher - Tom Booth will ensure:
- All staff receive E-safety training.
- Be clear on how to log incidents involving E-Safety.
- Be clear who to refer E-Safety incidents to – CEOP trained staff member – Mr Tom Booth.
Safeguarding across the curriculum
Every pupil receives PSHE lessons where safeguarding issues are taught through a range of topics, including;
- Medicines + Drug awareness
- Sex and Relationships education
- Internet safety
Every pupil receives ICT lessons where E-Safety issues are taught, to explain all the risks of using the internet. Pupils understand issues surrounding the internet including:
- Social Networking.
- Inappropriate Website.
- Identity Theft.
At Woodlands Academy, all staff are committed to giving our students the tools and knowledge that is required to keep themselves and each other safe from harm.