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Safeguarding Team

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Leanne Scullion
Designated Safeguarding Lead
 

Denise Nicholls
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
 
Janine McCann
Principal
 
Alison Guard
Home Liaison Officer

Daniel Cheetham
Child Protection Officer

Martyn Bower
MOSAIC Counsellor

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Stockport Academy is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be read here.

We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse.

We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at the Academy, some of their behaviours may be challenging.

We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others.

We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

Any deficiencies or weaknesses in child protection arrangements will be remedied without delay.


Child Protection

Stockport Academy has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of students. This responsibility necessitates a child protection policy and robust procedures. Where there are concerns about a child’s welfare the school will contact appropriate agencies, share information with them and work in partnership with them.

Concerns will be discussed with the family if it will not place the child at risk of significant harm. The child’s view will also be considered in deciding whether to inform the family in some circumstances, particularly where the child is sufficiently mature to make informed judgements. The interest of the child is paramount.


Protecting young people from extremism and radicalisation

The DfE has launched the Educate Against Hate website. The site brings together the best advice, support and resources available for parents, teachers and school leaders who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation, and is the result of successful collaboration between the Department for Education, the Home Office, the NSPCC, Internet Matters, Childnet, ParentZone, UK Internet Safety Centre, and the many other organisations who have contributed resources. 

If you need to report online material promoting terrorism or extremism please click here.


LADO

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - If you're concerned that a professional or carer has harmed a child, contact Ged Sweeney, LADO for Stockport Council, on (0161) 474 5657. 


Reporting Abuse Online

If you're worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, click here to contact CEOP


External Agencies

We work with several external agencies to support our students when needed. Regular drop in sessions are available at lunchtime on the following days:

Thursday - Christians in Schools Trust (Faith Room)

Friday - Mode Rehabilitation (G10)


CSE Day

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day is an annual national event organised by The NWG Network. Click below to see a video of local MP Ann Coffey praising the work Stockport Academy does to combat this important issue:


Safeguarding Policy Downloads

Stockport Academy Safeguarding Policy FINAL Feb 17.pdf 2281KB Stockport Academy Safeguarding Policy
United Learning Safeguarding Children Guidelines.pdf 623KB United Learning Safeguarding Children Guidelines
United Learning Guidance on Dealing with Allegations of Abuse against Teachers and Other Staff  FINAL Sept 2014.pdf 410KB United Learning Guidance On Dealing With Allegations Against Staff
Keeping_children_safe_in_education.pdf 829KB Keeping Children Safe In Education
prevent-duty-departmental-advice-v6.pdf 233KB The Prevent Duty - DfE
Stockport Academy Equality and Diversity Policy 141104.pdf 113KB Equality and Diversity Policy
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