What is Safeguarding?
At All Saints Academy we take the safety of our students very seriously. In order for our students to achieve their very best, they need to feel safe and secure in school, at social times and at home.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Safeguarding is seen by All Saints as our ‘duty of care’ to ensure that every student is safe from harm. Harm can be defined in numerous ways and we take this in its broadest form. Parents can be confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the school community.
It is our responsibility to work with our students, parents/carers, the community, local service providers and multi agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students no matter what their background or need. It is our duty to ensure that we protect learners, meet statutory requirements, promote their welfare and aspirations and prevent radicalisation and extremism.
In the first instance we aim to do this by ensuring outstanding punctuality and attendance, outstanding behaviour, maintaining a zero tolerance policy in relation to any form of bullying, and ensuring that our students know how to keep themselves safe in the very diverse world and cyber world in which they function on a daily basis.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm.
Who deals with safeguarding issues?
Every member of staff at the academy has a responsibility for the safeguarding of our students. However we have a dedicated team of Safeguarding Leads who are always available to speak to your child if they have a concern be it about themselves, friend or peer.
Our Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Louise Gavaghan
Designated Safeguarding Deputies
Mrs Lesley Mann
Mr David Luck
Designated Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Kay Coverdale
This information can also be downloaded here.
Our Governing Body
Our governing body ensure we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (Louise Gavaghan) and Deputies (David Luck and Lesley Mann) who are trained and capable of fulfilling the role.
They are also responsible for:
- Ensuring the schools policies and procedures are fit for purpose
- School Security
- Safer recruitment
- Allegations against staff and volunteers
The link Governor for Safeguarding is Kay Coverdale.
Our Safeguarding Team are all Level 3 Safeguarding Trained. The Designated Lead and Deputy Designated Leads update their training termly through Safeguarding Forums run by Education and Improvement Service at Stockton Borough Council.
Our Designated Safeguarding Governor Mrs Kay Coverdale attends half termly Governor Pairs Meetings with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, where Safeguarding information is discussed.
All our Academy staff and Governors are trained in the procedures for Safeguarding and they also receive updates throughout the year, as and when appropriate.
What to do if you have any concerns about the safety and welfare of a student at All Saints Academy
There are Safeguarding posters positioned around the School so the students know who to speak to if they have any concerns.
If you have any concerns about the safety and welfare of a student at All Saints, please contact the School on 01642 754650 and ask to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team.
Should you need to contact The Children’s Hub Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees, please ring on 01642 130080.
The out of hour’s number for the Emergency Duty Service which is part of Social Care Services is 01642 524552
For further information on Safeguarding, please visit The Children’s Hub- Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Click Here.