Safeguarding

Summer Support

As we approach the summer break we wanted to share with you some links and resources that might be useful for you or your child over the holiday. We understand that some of our pupils will miss the regular contact with friends or adult mentors in school and can find the long break difficult.


The following websites and links can provide useful support for young people as well as parents/carers and provide resources and advice on a number of mental health aspects:

https://youngminds.org.uk/

https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/

https://harmless.org.uk/ supporting self-harming behaviours

https://www.kooth.com/ - free online advice and chat

http://www.talktofrank.com/ - read or talk to someone about any alcohol or drugs related issues

https://www.familylives.org.uk/ Parenting support 0808 8002222.

Health for Kids /Teens cover subjects that promote a healthy body and mind. All the content has been produced by school nurses, other health and wellbeing experts, and most importantly young people.

Ages 11-19 https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/hertfordshire/

Primary age https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/ (There’s also a section for parents and carers)

Single Point of Access (SPA) 24/7 Mental Health Helpline

Herts residents of all ages, including carers, GPs and other professionals can contact our 24/7 Single Point of Access (SPA) Mental Health Helpline team at any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year. The team can provide support for Herts residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis, need some mental health support or just want to talk on:

  • Freephone 0800 6444 101 or

  • NHS 111 and select option 2 for mental health services


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.


Child Protection Policy

KJAR Child Protection Policy 21 22.pdf

King James Academy Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead: L Rawlings, C Holland & B Williamson

A Choudhury

G Crook

T Linnane

A Judge

M Iles

F Maryan

Avril Brogden

Single Central Record Manager : T Sell

Nominated Governor: Emma Keenan

Useful Links

eSafety

Information and Communications Technology covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, schools need to build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our young people with the skills to access lifelong learning and employment, particularly recognising the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole.

Whilst exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, much ICT, particularly web-based resources, are not consistently policed. All users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies and that some have minimum age requirements (13 years in most cases).

At King James, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-Safety Issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.

eSafety advice

If you feel like someone has acted inappropriately towards you online via any form of social media you should report it. Each of the main social media applications have 'report abuse' buttons which you can use but you can also contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) using the link below:

Should you want further information regarding the support offered at KJAR, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Team or your Head of Year.

Guide to parental controls

parental-controls-booklet-2021.242845634-2.pdf