"Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination and safe from radicalisation."
Mr D. Piercy, is responsible for monitoring the strategic and operational effectiveness of safeguarding across the Academy.
Mr W. Brogan is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs H. Wornham, is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs N. Lillywhite, is the Prevent Officer
Extremism and Radicalisation
'County Lines' refers to a type of criminal exploitation in which gangs and organised crime networks exploit children to sell drugs.
Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs.
Click here for Home Office guidance on County Lines
Recognising the Signs - https://southend-on-seabc.tumblr.com/post/178979547106/seethesignscontact
If you have a safeguarding concern, please use one or more of the contacts below:
A private fostering arrangement is one that is made privately (that is to say without the involvement of a Local Authority) for the care of a child under the age of 16 (under 18, if disabled) by someone other than a parent or close relative with the intention that it should last for 28 days or more.
Private foster carers may be from the extended family such as a cousin or great aunt. However, a person who is a relative under the Children Act 1989, i.e., a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt (whether of full blood or half blood or by marriage) or stepparent will not be a private foster carer. A private foster carer may be a friend of the family, the parent of a friend of the child, or someone previously unknown to the child’s family who is willing to privately foster a child. Refer to the Local Authority’s One Minute Guide to Private Fostering
As a Trust we must make sure that privately fostered children are properly and safely cared for.
Local Authorities are under a legal duty to ensure the welfare of a privately fostered child is being promoted and safeguarded and are therefore required to undertake assessments of proposed or actual private fostering arrangements. As such, the constituent academy will always inform the Local Authority when they are notified about such an arrangement or become aware of one.