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Safeguarding

The Academy

鶹 Collegiate Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

OUR COMMITMENT

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Terri Rogers. Our Deputy DSLs are Laurie Cusworth-Yafai, Amy Thornton, Tom Daly and Moira Green.

Operation Encompass

We are an Operation Encompass Academy.

Online Safety

As exciting and enriching the internet may be, it is all too often brought to our attention the dangers and risks on young people. Due to current circumstances, and the increased time students spend behind a screen, we continually offer the opportunity for families and the Academy to work together to keep children educated about the dangers of the internet and social media.

Many students are unfortunately using sites that may be inappropriate due to age restrictions and content. Along with family support, we can collaborate in protecting your child from bullying, self-harming, sexual exploitation, grooming and general access to inappropriate and dangerous information.

Here at 鶹, we take online safety very seriously and as a Microsoft Showcase School, our students are privileged to use a device for their studies; through this we take pride in educating our students in safe use of the internet with our extensive subject, tutor and personal development curriculum.

As part of this mission, we invite families to join us for our annual Online Safety Evening for tips, guidance, and Q&A which is held early in the Autumn Term.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU / YOUR CHILD IS BEING BULLIED ONLINE?

We would encourage all students / parents to speak up about any problems they are facing online by:

  • Speaking to your Tutor.
  • Speaking to your Head of Year.
  • Speaking to a member of the BMS Team.
  • Speaking to any member of staff who you feel comfortable with.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE SAFETY, THIS CAN BE ACCESSED VIA EXTERNAL LINKS SUCH AS: