Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

We have a commitment to safeguard our children. 
 
We all have a responsibility to act if we are worried about a child.
 
All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstance.
 
Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility.
 
St Agnes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share the responsibility of keeping all our children safe and cared for. 

The school implements a wide range of measures and policies, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. Details of these policies can be found in the policy attached below.

We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils and we know this is best achieved when we all work together.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (Jess Mills) with the support of the Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Emma Lawton):

  • Ensures safeguarding is at the heart of the school ethos and that all staff and volunteers know how to recognise, respond and report any concerns.
  • Liaise with parents and staff on matters of safety and safeguarding when deciding whether to make a referral.
  • As required, liaise with the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) regarding any concerns.
  • As required, liaise with the Local Authority if a concern has arisen regarding a member of staff or an adult in school.
  • Act as a source of support, advice and expertise for parents and staff.
 If you have any any concerns about a child in our school, please speak to one of our safeguarding leads Jess Mills or Emma Lawton. If you cannot get hold of Jess Mills or Emma Lawton and there is an immediate concern about a child or their family (i.e. you believe the child or family member to be in danger) please phone MARU (0300 123116) or 999. 
 
  
Designated Lead for Child Protection: Jess Mills (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Leads for Child Protection: Emma Lawton (Deputy Headteacher) 
For Children in Care: Amy Dyer (Sendco)
The School Single Point of Contact for the Prevent agenda is: Jess Mills and Amy Dyer
The School Safeguarding Governor is: Darren Shaw
Inclusion Lead - Amy Dyer
eSafety Lead - Sam Clarke
 
Operation Encompass

St Agnes Academy is an Operation Encompass School.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass ensures that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence. This enables us to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

Our Key Adult is Jess Mills
Mrs Jess Mills

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Emma Lawton

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead