We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this academy or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things which turn out to be small than miss a worrying situation.
Any allegation or disclosure involving someone who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity must be reported directly to the Principal, unless it involves them and then it should be reported directly to the CEO. If in any doubt refer to the DSCP Policies and Procedures and contact the LADO.
Our Safeguarding Team
Who to Contact
Where you believe there is immediate risk of significant harm the police should be contacted on 999.
To discuss any concerns with school staff phone our main school number 01302 782744, requesting to speak with a member of the safeguarding team.
Urgent concerns regarding a child or young person’s mental health
If you have urgent concerns regarding a child or young person’s mental health, please call the CAHMS Duty Team on 01302 796 191.
Urgent safeguarding concerns
For urgent safeguarding concerns please call the DCSB Duty team, on 01302 737 777
Further information is available in our Safeguarding Policy within the policies section of our website.
YourPlace provide support and information that is unique to families and residents when everyday issues become difficult. You can drop in and see the team, speak to them over the phone or send information by using an email form. YourPlace are here to listen and to help to resolve issues or concerns you have for yourself, your family or your community.
Below is just a short list of the issues we can support you with:
Applying and managing benefits
Finding local groups and activities for you and your children
Childcare, what is available and how to access
Debt and financial concerns
Education support for your child as well as information for adults wanting access to adult learning courses.
Early Help is a way of getting extra help and support when your family needs it, but getting it as soon as difficulties start, rather than waiting until things get worse. It’s for children and young people of any age and their family. Help can come from all kinds of services and organisations who work together to support your family. You might be using some of these services already, but we want to make sure they are providing the right support for you and your family’s needs.
It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. Maybe you, your child or your whole family are affected by relationships within the family, drugs or alcohol or you are experiencing personal distress or anxiety, financial or housing problems. By getting help from the right services at the right time, and as early as possible, we can help prevent or reduce potential problems for children as they grow up.