At St Botolph's Academy, we have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within our community. All our staff, including supply teachers are DBS checked and we have Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures in place. During the year, there may be times when we need to share information and work with other agencies in order to safeguard the welfare of children in our care. In these cases, we will always share concerns with parents, unless this is not in the best interests of the child.
If you have a safeguarding concern about either a child or an adult within the academy, please inform one of the following people:
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Designated Safeguarding Lead||Designated Safeguarding Lead||Designated Safeguarding Lead|
|Mrs D Adams||Mrs L Clipsham||Mrs C Toon||Mrs H Shepherd|
Members of the public can report concerns anonymously to Social care direct on- 0345 8503 503
More information and access to the Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board (WDSCB) website can be found by clicking on the link below:
A copy of our most recent policy can be found on the policy section of this website.
What is Prevent?
Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats. E.g. international terrorism, far right extremists (among others).
The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found at the following address: www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Three key themes
The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:
Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.
Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.
Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities
The Prevent Engagement Team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussion ensuring that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities. They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.
Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism.
For more information on the Prevent Strategy, please downlaod the parents leaflet below
This link will take you to a Government website which has information for parents and teachers