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Keeping our children safe

At Calveley Academy the safeguarding of all our children is the highest priority. We are committed to providing a secure environment for children where they feel safe and are kept safe. As a school we recognise that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children is everyone's responsibility, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school.

At Calveley Academy we ensure our practice adheres to 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022' statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

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Child Protection

All adults working at Calveley (including visitors and volunteers) have a responsibility to report concerns where they believe a child may be at immediate risk of harm or neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Team. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to appropriately. This information will be dealt with as confidentially as possible and made known to only those staff who need to know.

Whilst school deal with child protection concerns sensitively and with care, we have a legal responsibility to report such allegations to Social Services and/or the police and we follow the procedures set out by Cheshire East Local Authority.

Whole School Responsibilities

At Calveley Academy we are passionate about ensuring children in our school are nurtured, listened to and protected from harm. We take very seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard the children in our care. At Calveley Academy, we maintain safety by:

  • Everybody having a duty to safeguard children in and outside of the school environment.
  • Involving parents/ carers and providing advice and guidance regarding safeguarding.
  • Maintaining a child focus and listening to children.
  • Recognising signs and concerns, particularly with children who may be vulnerable.
  • Documenting and collating information on individual children to support early identification referral and actions to safeguard.
  • Taking appropriate actions to address concerns about a child's welfare in partnership with other organisations and safeguarding agencies.


WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED:

If you are concerned about a child's welfare, please record (in written form) your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report it to one of the Child Protection members of staff at the earliest opportunity on the same day. DO NOT conduct your own investigation.

Should you ever have urgent concerns for the immediate safety of a child, you should contact the police.

Sharing information

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 pupils 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, or breaches statutory policy or guidance.

Your first point of contact should you wish to discuss a matter related to child protection or safeguarding will usually be Mrs Rudd or Miss Moffatt.

Our named Governor for Safeguarding, including Prevent, is Verity Mckay.

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