Safeguarding

Our academy always wants to work together with parents and carers to make sure that every pupil can achieve excellence in all that they do.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and have a specialist team of staff who lead safeguarding in our academy.

Ms Hepworth: Academy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Vice Principal Development and Behaviour

Mr Halshaw: Assistant Vice Principal Behaviour & Safeguarding

Miss Treacy: Academy Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best
    outcomes.

Reporting a concern

If you are concerned about a pupil in our academy, however small it may seem, you can report this to noma-concern@coopacademies.co.uk This includes concerns over a change in appearance (including weight), attitude/behaviour, as well as concerns raised by the child themselves or by others.

All safeguarding concerns are looked into and relevant actions are taken.

Our Safeguarding Team

Our Pastoral Team

Visitors to the academy

Sometimes we have visitors into the academy who speak to our pupils.  All external visitors who are meeting with pupils must have a current, enhanced DBS certificate. External agencies will be asked to provide the academy with the name of the person(s), together with their DBS certificate number and issue date before meeting with pupils. No visitor will be allowed to meet with a pupil alone unless we have verification of documentation.

All visitors to the academy will be asked to sign in and out. They will be provided with a copy of the academy Safeguarding leaflet.

Accessing help & support

During term time we are on hand to offer pupils and their families a high level of support. If you need to seek advice about your child, you should contact their Form Tutor or Pastoral Manager in the first instance. They will then advise on what to do next and may refer the matter to someone else. Further details are outlined in our Safeguarding leaflet.

During evenings, weekends and holiday times, anyone with concerns should contact the organisations below:

NSPCC
nspcc.org.uk
http://help@nspcc.org.uk

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.
http://www.childline.org.uk
0800 1111

Manchester Social Services
http://www.manchesterscb.org.uk
0161 234 5001

If you have any worries about a child’s safety or welfare, you should speak to a Contact Officer at the Manchester Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001 or fax on 0161 255 8266. The Contact Officer will then notify the First Response Team of your concerns.

There is a wide range of support available for children when they are not in school too.  Here are some of the organisations that they can access should they need support:

If you have any worries about a child’s safety or welfare, you should speak to a Contact Officer at the Manchester Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001 or fax on 0161 255 8266. The Contact Officer will then notify the First Response Team of your concerns.  If you have an immediate concern about the safety of a child or you believe that a child is in danger you should contact the emergency services.