King James Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. If you have any bullying / safeguarding concern, please report it here.
We aim to:
Raise awareness of safeguarding issues, equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
Support pupils, in accordance with an agreed, child-centred plan.
Establish a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily.
We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. Staff in schools will therefore:
Report any inappropriate behaviour / activities to designated staff.
Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
Ensure that children know that they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent, supportive response.Provide opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
To achieve our commitment to safeguarding young people, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.
Safeguarding: Over the festive season members of our team will be on duty. If you have any concerns, please contact the school at: email@example.com There is much coverage about the proposed new online safety bill. Our primary duty has to be to ensure young people stay safe online.
Useful resources can be found here: Internet Matters and here: Childnet