Rushden Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff (including volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy and other related policies to be found in the statutory information section.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. This includes receiving Domestic Violence (DV) and missing from home notification from the Police. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
THE DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING PERSON FOR 2020/2021 AT RUSHDEN ACADEMY ARE:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
|Mrs P Smith||01933 350391|
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
|Mrs Van Davies||01933 350391|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)|
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
|Mrs S Finney||01933 350391|
|Mrs J Burton||01933 350391|
|Rev. C Youngman|
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN:
|During school hours||Mrs P Smith||Telephone: 01933 350391
|Outside school hours||the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)||Telephone: 0300 126 1000 or 101|
To report a child who is absent or missing telephone Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency
To talk to children’s Social Care Out of hours
The emergency duty team (EDT) Telephone 0300 126 1000
For children who are at risk or, have been Sexually exploited
Contact the RISE Team Telephone 01604 888345
For information about Early Help Telephone: 0300 126 1000
See the Making Children safer Contacts Directory for individual contacts
Other agencies for support
National Society for the Prevention of cruelty to Children (NSPCC):
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 0808 800 5000
Further links and Guidance:
CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm both online and offline.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.
Bullying Advice Website
For advice and support if your the victim of bullying or know someone who is.
The NSPCC protects children across the UK. They run a wide range of services for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects.
Kidscape provides: A Helpline offering support and advice to parents of bullied children. Confidence building sessions for children who are bullied. Advice for Parents & Carers, Professionals and Young People themselves. A national comprehensive training programme on child safety and behaviour management issues. Booklets, literature, posters, training guides and educational videos on bullying, child protection, and parenting.
Barnardos offers advice and support covering all aspects of home life.
Service Six provides a wide range of support, counselling and activity based services for young people within Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas.
Northamptonshire Mental Health Gateway
This site is for anyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Northamptonshire
Stonewall Education for All campaign – Stonewall’s campaign against homophobic bullying. If you are under 21 please visit our Youth site. If you are someone who works with young people, a parent or a carer, please visit the education for all site.
Do you need help in supporting your mental health needs, or do you know someone who might need help or support? If so TalkOutLoad is the right place. Their website will provide you with information on how and where to get help and support. Don’t be afraid to Talk out Loud about your mental health needs.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.
The aim of ‘Prevent’ is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists and to do this by challenging ideologies, protecting vulnerable individuals and supporting institutions, such as schools.
Voice is a free, confidential support service for anyone affected by crime in Northamptonshire. Our services are available to anyone, whether a crime has been reported to police or not and regardless of when or where it happened. It doesn’t matter if you were the victim of a crime, a witness of crime or have been affected by something that happened to your family, friends or community – Voice is here to help and support you.
Here, you can discover all our resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age.
Think you know has information about how online blackmail can occur and what to look out for.
Thinkuknow has resources for online safety.