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We would like to say that we are so proud of all of our pupils and their resilience and attitude in what has been a difficult year and a half, thanks you wonderful children you are FAB. A special mention to the year 6 pupils who leave us today; we sincerely wish you the very best as you move to secondary school, but offer an open invitation if any of you would like to come and see us in the future......... keep us informed of how things are going. Stay safe over the summer period and we look forward to seeing everone back on Thursday 2nd September- bright eyed and bushy tailed. .................. please keep an eye out for parentmails during the summer break as there is lots to share with you all........................Let us hope that next year is 'normal' and that we can enjoy being together in class and in school. Thanks to all the parents that have worked so hard to help their children through lockdowns, both academically and emotionally...........we know how difficult it was. Stay safe!
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Designated Safeguarding Leads

Freemantle C of E Community Academy - Designated safeguarding Leads

Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and their deputy is to take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection within Freemantle C of E Community Academy and to be available during school hours for staff to discuss safeguarding concerns.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (and their deputies) will:

 

  • liaise with and manage referrals to relevant agencies such as Children's Services, the LADO, the Channel Panel, the Police and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS);

 

  • keep the Centre Director and the Board of Directors informed of on-going safeguarding and child protection issues and enquiries;

 

  • provide advice and guidance for staff on safeguarding and child protection issues and making referrals;

 

  • ensure the Academy’s safeguarding and child protection policies are up to date and consistent with the Local Safeguarding Children Board policies and that policies are reviewed annually;

 

  • ensure all staff, including temporary staff, are aware of and understand policies and procedures and are able to implement them;

 

  • attend regular training and Designated Teachers training in order to keep up to date with new policy, emerging issues and local safeguarding and child protection procedures and working practices;

 

  • provide regular updates to all staff members and Directors on any changes in safeguarding or child protection legislation (updated information when shared with Designated Safeguarding Leads will be communicated to staff immediately; they may decide to hold workshops or discuss in staff meetings);

 

  • have an awareness of those children who may be in need, young carers and children who have special educational needs;

 

  • oversee child protection systems within the Academy, including the management of records, standards of recording concerns and referral processes;

 

  • provide a link between the Academy and other agencies, particularly Children's Services, Hampshire Police and the Local Safeguarding Children Board;

 

  • ensure staff, including temporary staff, receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training annually and with regular updates;

 

  • ensure parents are fully aware of the Academy policies and procedures and that they are kept informed and involved;

 

  • ensure relevant records are passed on appropriately when children transfer to other settings.
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