Welcome from our Designated Safeguarding Lead
We strive to create an environment in which children feel safe, secure and respected. We encourage them to talk openly about anything that worries them; and help them feel confident that they will be listened to. Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously, are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect, and trained to follow our robust procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Our Safeguarding Policy sets out Ark’s commitment to safeguarding the children in our academies and describes the aims and scope of the policy.
Section 4 details the key safeguarding procedures, policies and available information to academies to support safeguarding in our schools.
In section 5 the policy describes our support for the child and how we partner with our parents and carers and section 6 outlines the responsibilities in our network for those with a particular safeguarding remit.
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We recognise that some children may be victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Rand, Ms Judge, Mrs Bains, Mrs Mockbil, Mr Harrison, Mrs Price, Miss Saboor and Dr Smith.
Our SENDCO is Miss Burrows.
Our Headteacher is Hayley Francis.
The Chair of Governors is Elizabeth Dawson and the Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) are Nora Malik, Salma Shabir and Tracey Johnson.
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:
- Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse
- They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
- They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately
- If the DSL is not available, any of the above people should be contacted
- Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time
Report a safeguarding concern
If you have a concern that a child or children are being harmed, at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must report it immediately to one of our designated safeguarding leads.