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Safeguarding

The Designated Safeguarding Leads at Notton House Academy are:

 Darren Ewings, Executive Principal with Deputy DSL Louise Gardiner, Head of Residential Care.

The Academy Councillor responsible for Safeguarding is Trystan Williams.

Please phone on 01249 730 407.

The Designated Safeguard Leads in each Learn@ MAT setting will support staff in each their safeguarding duties and they will liaise with other services, including Children's Services where there are concerns relating to the welfare of pupils at our school.

Notton House Academy and Learn@ MAT are committed to providing an environment where children can develop in ways that will foster security, confidence and independence and where adults are clear about the procedures in place to ensure a child’s welfare & safety.  We believe that “the welfare of the child is paramount”, therefore we regard protecting children an intrinsic part of all aspects of the curriculum.

Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children and young people’s health or development; ensuring that children and young people grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children and young people to achieve their best possible outcomes.

Notton House Academy and Learn@ MAT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by:

  • The provision of a safe environment in which young people can learn
  • Fulfilling our statutory (legal) responsibilities to identify young people who may be in need of extra help or who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm
  • Giving young people the opportunity to talk to any member of staff of either gender with personal, academic or welfare concerns at all times

All staff at Notton House Academy and Learn@ MAT has a role and responsibility to safeguard children and young people attending our school, irrespective of their role within the school by;

  • Identifying concerns early and providing help for young people, to prevent concerns from escalating to a point where intervention would be needed via a statutory assessment under the Children Act 1989.  In such cases a single assessment should be undertaken by a lead professional who could be the Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENDCO, GP, family support worker, health visitor or school nurse
  • Sharing appropriate information irrespective of whether this is reported by other young people, members of the public, parents or relatives of young people attending our school.  The Designated Safeguarding Lead will determine what action if any will follow
  • Reading the standalone publication Keeping children safe in education: Information for all school and college staff (DfE March 2015) or Part One of Keeping Children Safe in Education (Sept 18 NB: the content is the same.

 

       Please click the link below to download our safeguarding policy.