To read our Safeguarding policy, please see our Key Policies and Statements page.
Those responsible for safeguarding are listed below.
Designated Safeguarding Lead – email@example.com
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – firstname.lastname@example.org
United Endeavour Trust – Nominated Safeguarding Governor – email@example.com
Education Safeguarding Lead: Roz Randall 07773791172
Clayton Hall Academy Safeguarding Statement
Clayton Hall Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, which includes:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
All concerns are dealt with by staff trained to the same level as that of the ‘Designated Child Protection Lead Officer.’ The designated lead officer is Deb Kay, Associate Assistant Principal. All other staff receive annual basic awareness training.
Should you have any concerns about your child or a child who attends Clayton Hall Academy, please do not hesitate to contact the Lead Child Protection Officer.
Cause for Concern
All staff are asked to report any causes for concern to the staff trained to deal with such instances. Concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible as there are often reasonable explanations for the concern.
Absence and lateness is recorded by the attendance team. Reasons are sought for all absences. Concerns around attendance may be referred to the Lead Child Protection Officer. Parents/carers will be notified of attendance concerns at the earliest possible point.
Support for Families/Multi Agency Working
Clayton Hall Academy works collaboratively with external agencies to ensure that children are safeguarded and welfare is promoted. We actively work with families to secure positive outcomes for both children and families.
Parents and Carers Guide to Safeguarding
This guide provides a selection of documents that may be useful for parents and carers in helping them understand more about the subject and outlining what we do as a school.
Talking to children about sexual abuse
The BBC features advice for parents on how to talk to their children about sexual abuse. Advice for talking to young children includes: have simple conversations with them, teaching them that their body belongs to them and that they can say no if anybody tries to touch them; tell them the difference between a “good” and a “bad” secret; use the NSPCC’s PANTS acronym. Advice for talking to older children includes: keep talking about sex abuse right through to university age; talk about the dangers posed by smartphones and internet use but do not “shame” a child’s behaviour if they do something wrong online.
We recommend parents check this website run by the NSPCC for guidance and updates regarding social media and online safety: https://www.net-aware.org.uk
Social Media Guidance
CSE Social Media Library – Information and Guidance on Popular Websites, Games and Apps
Private Tutor Guidance
Personal Device Safety
Some useful tips from BT for parents to think about when their children are unwrapping their new tablets and phones on Christmas Day: