Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding Pupils

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Ebor Gardens Primary Academy, rigorously support Safeguarding and Child Protection and ensure effective procedures are in place throughout school, some of which are listed below:

Attendance Behaviour
Health and Safety Curriculum
Online Safety (including Social Media)
Safer Recruitment and selection

(Please refer to policies and E-Safety links on the school’s website)

Ebor Gardens Primary Academy, has a Safeguarding and Child Protection policy in place, to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm. The safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection:

  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

For further information, please refer to the Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, located in the policy section.

Domestic Violence

We work closely with West Yorkshire Police to support children who live in households where there are incidents of domestic violence and abuse. Confidential information is provided to schools on any incidents of domestic violence and abuse which occur within a child’s household that might have an impact on a child whilst they are in school. Members of staff are trained to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, so that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. At Ebor Gardens Academy we aim to offer the best possible support to our children and we believe this is beneficial for all those involved.

If you would like further support or information about domestic violence and abuse, please go to www.leedsdomesticviolenceandabuse.co.uk

Leeds Safeguarding Children Board

The following link to Leeds Safeguarding Board has been created to support parents/ carers in obtaining information to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Leeds.

www.leedsscp.org.uk/Parents-Carers-Wider-Family

Reporting Child Abuse
If you’re worried about a pupil that attends our school, please speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team. There is also the following website for further advice and support regarding this:

www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse

Preventing Radicalisation

The Department for Education has published advice for schools on the Prevent duty 2015. The Prevent duty requires all schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism in the exercise of their functions.

Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind.

Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views. We are already responsible for keeping our students safe, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and for promoting the welfare of students in our care. The Prevent duty reinforces these existing duties by spreading understanding of the risks and current good practice across the country.

Ebor Gardens Primary Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. All colleagues recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability in today’s society.

The Prevent Duty

Safeguarding Team

Mrs A Portier
(DSL, Head of School)

Ms S Dooley
(DSL, Parental Support Advisor)

Mr L Spink
(Vice Principal)

Mrs M Brooks
(Attendance Lead, Learning Mentor)

Mrs H Mills
(SENCO)