Keeping children safe – Humberston Cloverfields Academy
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and as such Humberston Cloverfields Academy aim to create the safest environment within which every pupil has the opportunity to be safe and achieve their full potential.
All staff at Humberston Cloverfields Academy recognise the importance of safeguarding and understand that is is everyone's responsibility to keep our pupils safe. All staff have regular and ongoing safeguarding training to ensure that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date and understand their role in protecting all pupils. Staff and visitors are regularly informed of how to raise concerns and what action to take.
Safety is an integral part of the curriculum at Humberston Cloverfields Academy. Through regular assemblies, PSHE lessons and the wider curriculum, pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe e.g. online safety during Computing lessons and understanding what bullying is through PHSE lessons and friendship themed weeks. Pupils are explicitly taught about appropriate behaviours to ensure all pupils feel safe.
As part of schools' statutory safeguarding duties, as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education, as well as other relevant legislation, all staff are vigilant to signs of peer-on-peer abuse and recognise its increased occurrence in society. Through PSHE sessions, group sessions, bespoke training and any other resources necessary, pupils are educated about how to behave appropriately with one another and how to keep themselves safe. Although very rare, any signs of peer-on-peer abuse or sexualised behaviours are addressed swiftly and rigorously, as outlined in our safeguarding policy. Local services and agencies may also be involved
The purpose of our safeguarding policy is to provide a secure framework for schools in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those pupils who attend. The policy aims to ensure that:
- All pupils are safe and protected from harm.
- Other elements of provision and policies are in place to enable pupils to feel safe and adopt safe practices;
- Staff, pupils, governors, visitors, volunteers and parents/carers are aware of the expected behaviours’ and the establishment’s legal responsibilities in relation to its pupils. experiences that will encourage all children and young people to develop essential life skills and protective behaviours.
In addition to the policy we have a clear set of DFE procedures
Please find below help and support for parents in supporting safeguarding with their children at home
SaferNEL (NE LIncs Safeguarding Children Board) https://www.safernel.co.uk/
“Do you think you know”- Support site for online safety https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk