Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

Eaton Park Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children and young people and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding is the golden thread throughout the academy and daily practice.

We ensure consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school.We have policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding committment, including our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy which can be accessed below.

EPA – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2018-2019

Statutory guidance for safeguarding

The school is committed in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ – the document ensures it follows this statutory guidance.

Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2018

Should you wish to speak to anyone about Safeguarding at Eaton Park, please ring the academy on 234760 or email ([email protected]) or come and drop into school. The door is always open.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs L Brammer

Our Assistant Safeguarding Leads are Mrs J Bell and Mrs J Oakes.

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding – Mr M Finney (Chair)

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils 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.

SAFEGUARDING CONTACT NUMBER
If during the holidays, you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person or see something in the community please report it to the Stoke on Trent Safeguarding Team on 01782 235100. Anyone can make a referral. You could also phone 101. We all have a care of duty.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Prevent Policy

Additional safeguarding policies:

E-Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Safer Recruitment Policy

 

You can also visit the Stoke-on-Trent City Council Safeguarding website at:

http://www.safeguardingchildren.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/portal/

Useful safeguarding links:

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

For more information, please click the links below:

Stranger-Danger-Powerpoint

Keeping-Children-Safe-in-Education-Part-1-September-2016

ONLINE SAFETY
Please be vigilant on the websites and apps your children are speaking on and check their settings to ensure they are not at risk speaking to inappropriate adults or peers. If you feel there is a situation that is not appropriate, call the police immediately and photograph any evidence of such behaviours. If you identify online any websites or individuals through social media prompting terrorism and extremism please log these with the police and the government portal. https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism

Online Safety Tips: