Safeguarding Children

How to report safeguarding concerns 

You can contact the safeguarding team to report a concern by calling the Academy on 01482 781912 during school hours. 

Urgent or specific concerns can be reported via the numbers below;

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Tom Mcnaught-Roberts  07790917981

  • Child Protection Officer – Julie Allinson 07960424488

ETHOS

Every member of our Academy is committed to safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of all our staff and students. This is embedded through our Christian vision of ensuring everyone is able to lead the best life possible, now and in the future. It’s underpinned by the words of Jesus, in John 10:10, “I have come that you may have life in all its fullness”.

Our priority is to provide students with an environment in which they can live life in all its fullness; a welcoming and safe community, rooted in mutual respect. When the Academy and wider community as a whole work closely together, children thrive. Child Protection is a crucial part of school life. All staff receive regular training to give them the wisdom necessary to keep children safe. Every member of the school community has a responsibility to keep each other safe and we aim to instil in every member of the community the courage to come forward when support is needed.

All Academy staff have a statutory responsibility to share any concerns they have about a child. We work very closely with parents and carers, especially when a concern is raised, and we have a number of opportunities we can provide within the Academy to support our students when a concern is raised. On occasions we must refer to external agencies; however we will always involve the parents and carers where this is possible, we always look to adhere to the latest guidance and legislation and when making decisions we always put the best interests of the child first.

Parents are the most important people when it comes to keeping their children safe.

You can help by:

  • Talking to your child about concerns in a supportive way
  • Talking to us if you or your child need help or support
  • Letting us know if your child has a medical condition
  • Letting us know if there is a change in your circumstances; living arrangements, contact numbers, change of name, change of parental responsibility, change in emergency contacts, change in social worker, court orders etc.
  • Reading the our policies and any communications we send out

Please click on the sections below to view the relevant information.

The Children’s Act 1989, section 27 and 47, and the Children’s Act 2004 state that: it is the duty of the schools to act “…to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in need”.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: ‘Protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health and development, ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and undertaking this role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.’

Effective child protection is essential to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. All agencies should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced.

Paper copies are available upon request from the school office.

Sexual Violence,Harassment and Abuse in Education Settings

The Academy is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all students. We achieve this through putting in place robust systems and procedures to manage any concerns reported. We respond immediately to any concerns raised and ensure that these are dealt with appropriately, sensitively and in a timely manner.

Students can report concerns by speaking to a member of staff, a member of the safeguarding team or by emailing either safeguarding@sentamuacademy.org or wellbeing@sentamuacademy.org

Parents and carers can also contact our safeguarding team on the numbers and email addresses provided above.

The NSPCC has a dedicated, confidential helpline available which can provide support and advice to current or past victims of sexual violence or harassment, as well as parents, carers or professionals who have concerns.

The dedicated NSPCC Helpline number is 0800 136 663

As stated in our safeguarding policy, we recognise that children are capable of abusing their peers. Abuse will never be tolerated or passed off as “banter”, “just having a laugh” or “part of growing up”.

We also recognise the gendered nature of peer-on-peer abuse. However, all peer-on-peer abuse is unacceptable and will be taken seriously.

The Academy is committed to a zero tolerance stance on sexism, sexual abuse, harassment and assault. Any behaviour related to this is dealt with immediately and severely.

If left unchallenged, sexual harassment can create an atmosphere that normalises inappropriate behaviour and may lead to sexual violence.

Behaviours which might be Displayed

Sexual harassment includes:

  • Sexual comments –
    ● Sexual “jokes” and taunting.
  • Physical behaviour, such as deliberately brushing against another pupil
    ● Online sexual harassment, including non-consensual sharing of images and videos and sharing of sexual images and videos (often known as sexting), inappropriate comments on social media, exploitation, coercion and threats – online sexual harassment may be isolated or part of a wider pattern.
  • Bullying, including Cyber-bullying
  • Upskirting
  • Abuse within intimate partner relationships

Sexual Violence

Sexual violence refers to the three following offences:

  • Rape: A person (A) commits an offence of rape if he intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person (B) with his penis, B does not consent to the penetration and A does not reasonably believe that B consents.
  • Assault by Penetration: A person (A) commits an offence if s/he intentionally penetrates the vagina or anus of another person (B) with a part of her/his body or anything else, the penetration is sexual, B does not consent to the penetration and A does not reasonably believe that B consents.
  • Sexual Assault: A person (A) commits an offence of sexual assault if s/he intentionally touches another person (B), the touching is sexual, B does not consent to the touching and A does not reasonably believe that B consents.

Harmful sexual behaviours

The term “harmful sexual behaviour” is used to describe behaviour that is problematic, abusive and violent, and that may cause developmental damage. 

Harmful sexual behaviour may include:

  • Using sexually explicit words and phrases.
  • Inappropriate touching.
  • Sexual violence or threats.
  • Full penetrative sex with other children or adults.
  • Sexual interest in adults or children of very different ages to their own.
  • Forceful or aggressive sexual behaviour.
  • Compulsive habits.
  • Sexual behaviour affecting progress and achievement.
  • Using sexually explicit words and phrases.
  • Inappropriate touching.
  • Sexual violence or threats.
  • Abuse within intimate partner relationships

Students with Particular Vulnerabilities

Sexual behaviour can also be harmful if one of the children is much older (especially where there is two years or more difference, or where one child is pre-pubescent and the other is not) and where the child may have SEND.

There is a heightened vulnerability of pupils with SEND, who are three times more likely to be abused than their peers. Possible indicators of abuse are never assumed to relate to the pupil’s SEND, indicators are always explored further and advice can be taken from Charlotte Bowes, the academy SENCO and the Safeguarding Team, where there are concerns.

LGBTQ+ children can also be targeted by their peers. In some cases, children who are perceived to be LGBTQ+, whether they are or not, can be just as vulnerable to abuse as LGBTQ+ children. Our response to boy-on-boy and girl-on-girl sexual violence and sexual harassment is equally as robust as it is for incidents between children of the opposite sex.

Handling Reports of Abuse

Victims are always taken seriously, reassured, supported and kept safe. Victims are never made to feel like they are causing a problem or made to feel ashamed.

If a friend of a victim makes a report, or a member of staff overhears a conversation, staff will take action – we never assume that someone else will deal with it. The basic principles remain the same as when a victim reports an incident; however, we also consider why the victim has not chosen to make a report themselves and the discussion is handled sensitively. If staff are in any doubt, they will speak to the DSL.

Where an alleged incident took place away from the academy or online but involved pupils from the academy, our duty to safeguard pupils remains the same. 

If a pupil makes an allegation of abuse against another pupil:

  • The allegation is recorded and Tom McNaught-Roberts (the Designated Safeguarding Lead) or another member of the safeguarding team is informed
  • The local authority children’s social care team will be contacted and its advice followed, as well as the police if the allegation involves a potential criminal offence
  • A risk assessment and support plan will be put into place for all children involved (including the victim(s), the child(ren) against whom the allegation has been made and any others affected) with a named person they can talk to if needed
  • Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) will be contacted if appropriate

More detailed information on Peer on Peer Abuse can be found on pages 35-45 of the SALT Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

The Blue Door (Sexual Abuse/Violence) https://www.thebluedoor.org/

Teaching your child about online safety is imperative in today’s digital world. As access to technology and using the internet has become ingrained in our every-day lives, and whilst we wish for students to embrace this, it is also important that they understand the risks they face online and how to stay safe.  

Some specific issues that children and young people may face online include online bullying, inappropriate content such as pornography, grooming, games addiction, misinformation and also pressure to take part in activities such as sexting. 

Here are some useful online safety links. For further information, visit the online safety page https://sentamu.com/online-safety/. You can also contact Mrs Moore, the online safety coordinator on onlinesafety@sentamuacademy.org.

  • https://www.internetmatters.org/ this organisation was set up to provide support for parents and carers about how to keep children safe online. The website includes an array of downloadable guides covering issues such as online gaming, Vlogging and live-streaming and online bullying. 

https://www.parents.parentzone.org.uk/  – gives advice for families on how to meet the challenges of the ‘digital age’. 

Self harm can be misunderstood and seen as ‘attention seeking’.  It is more useful to see it as ‘attention needing’. A young person may self harm as a way of trying to manage difficult emotions. It is crucial that they are given the opportunity to express how they are feeling without being judged or labelled.

Examples of self harm include:

  • Cutting
  • Branding (burning, friction burn)
  • Hair pulling
  • Hitting or punching walls
  • Skin Picking

Avoid unhelpful responses like being shocked, or saying ‘you must stop or you will hurt yourself’. It is far more useful to listen and allow them to express any emotional pain.

Helpful resources: Self harm support

Selfharmuk

www.selfharm.co.uk is a national project which is dedicated to providing support to young people who are affected by self harm

Calm Harm

https://calmharm.co.uk

Calm harm is an app which can be downloaded on a mobile phone, tablet or ipad. The app provides tasks to help young people resist the urge to self harm.

We all experience bereavement and loss. Coping with the grief that accompanies this can be extremely difficult for people of all ages and sometimes children and young people suffer silently or are misunderstood with their grief. Everyone’s experience is unique to them. As parents and carers we can sometimes be overwhelmed by our own grief and it is then difficult to help our children with theirs. WIsdom is knowing when to seek support from beyond our family and friends and there is no shame in doing so. 

 

Within the academy, our Chaplain, Revd Anne Richards is available to support students and their families in their bereavement through listening, sending bereavement cards, ongoing bereavement support, spiritual support, and conducting funerals. Sometimes students simply have questions about death, dying and funerals, and through chaplaincy we provide a safe space to explore these if a student wishes to. 

 

There are many other resources and organisations which offer support for bereavement and loss and they are listed below. 

 

 Childhood Bereavement Uk

  Child Bereavement UK supports children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.

  They are currently offering support via telephone or a digital platform such as Zoom.

  They take self referrals over the telephone via the Helpline on 0800 02 888 40 which is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

  There is a waiting list of 6 – 8 weeks between making the referral and the family being contacted, but in the meantime, anyone is welcome to call the Helpline for support.

  Lots of information about bereavement on website: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

 Dove House Bereavement Support Group 

 

  • Dove House Bereavement Support Group (Young people and Adult services)

  Counselling and other support for young people who are grieving.

  Although they are unable to offer group work due to lockdown they are currently able to still have one to one appointments to support bereaved children and young people and offer telephone support.

  They take self-referrals and this is done by telephone on 01482 785745

  Working hours: Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings.

  More information on services on https://www.dovehouse.org.uk/how-we-can-help/our-services/bereavement-support/

  • Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

  Support for adults and young people.

  General advice and information regarding mental health problems and signpost people to the best place to get support. Good information page on bereavement.

  Phone: 01482 240 200

  Email: info@heymind.org.uk

  Online community: https://sidebyside.mind.org.uk/

  Website: http://www.mindhey.co.uk

  Support for bereaved young people and adults.

  The helpline is available to any child or young person who has lost someone or anyone supporting a child when a child or young person is bereaved.

  The Family Bereavement Service is also available (where a parent can be offered 6 telephone sessions over a period of up to 6 months).

  The helpline is  a freephone number 08088 020 02 and is available Monday to Friday 9am -5pm.

  Email support service: https://www.winstonswish.org/supporting-you/ask-a-question/

  Online Chat services: https://www.winstonswish.org/online-chat/

  Good website with links for information about managing grief in young people: https://help2makesense.org/

EMS (community fridges food parcel help and donation food shop)

Preston Road Village Centre

Marfleet Community Centre

Acorns Children’s Centre

Preston Road Women’s Centre

info@emsyorkshire.co.uk 

website

 

Hull Food Bank

Hull Foodbank Warehouse
28 Paragon Street
Hull
HU1 3ND
website

Vulcan Centre Food parcels  

Website

01482 229230

Beanie Street Food Bank
41 bean St
Hull HU3 2PU
07376763933

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. When a child or young person is exploited they’re given things, like gifts, drugs, money, status and affection, in exchange for performing sexual activities. Children and young people are often tricked into believing they’re in a loving and consensual relationship. This is called grooming. They may trust their abuser and not understand that they’re being abused.

 

Children and young people can be trafficked into or within the UK to be sexually exploited. They’re moved around the country and abused by being forced to take part in sexual activities, often with more than one person. Young people in gangs can also be sexually exploited.

 

Sometimes abusers use violence and intimidation to frighten or force a child or young person, making them feel as if they’ve no choice. They may lend them large sums of money they know can’t be repaid or use financial abuse to control them.

 

Anybody can be a perpetrator of CSE, no matter their age, gender or race. The relationship could be framed as friendship, someone to look up to or romantic. Children and young people who are exploited may also be used to ‘find’ or coerce others to join groups.

 

Spotting Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation can be difficult to spot and sometimes mistaken for “normal” teenage behaviour. Knowing the signs can help protect children and help them when they’ve no one else to turn to.

  • Unhealthy or inappropriate sexual behaviour
  • Being frightened of some people, places or situations
  • Bring secretive
  • Sharp changes in mood or character
  • Having money or things they can’t or won’t explain
  • Physical signs of abuse, like bruises or bleeding in their genital or anal area
  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Having an older boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Staying out late or overnight
  • Having a new group of friends
  • Missing from home or care, or stopping going to school or college
  • Hanging out with older people, other vulnerable people or in antisocial groups
  • Involved in a gang
  • Involved in criminal activities like selling drugs or shoplifting

 

What to do

Finding out your child has been sexually exploited can be frightening and distressing. But there’s help for you and your family.

PACE works with parents and carers of children who are, or at risk of, being sexually exploitated. You can call them for confidential help and advice on 0113 240 5226 or fill in their online form.

Barnardo’s can support parents through their services across the UK.

 

If you are a child or young person and have been sexually exploited and abused it can be difficult to talk about it. Whether it’s happening now or happened in the past, Childline can be contacted 24/7. Calls to 0800 1111 are free and confidential. Children can also contact Childline online.

Further information and support can also be found on the NSPCC website.

What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)?

FGM comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM violates the rights and dignity of women and girls and is illegal regardless of the age of the female on which it is performed.

FGM is usually practised on girls between infancy and 15 years old, but can also be performed on older girls or women. Traditionally, it is carried out in 29 countries in Africa and parts of Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. However, due to migration, FGM is now practiced globally. In the UK, it is estimated that there are over 130,000 women living with FGM.

UNICEF 2013 REPORT

Why is FGM performed?

The most frequently cited reasons for carrying out FGM are social acceptance, religion, misconceptions about hygiene, a means of preserving a girl or woman  virginity, making the woman marriageable and enhancing male sexual pleasure. In some cultures, FGM is regarded as a rite of passage into adulthood, and considered a pre-requisite for marriage.

 

Who performs FGM?

FGM is usually carried out by elderly people in the community (usually, but not exclusively, women) designated to perform this task or by traditional birth attendants. Among certain populations, FGM may be carried out by traditional health practitioners, (male) barbers, members of secret societies, herbalists or sometimes a female relative.

Types of FGM

There are many variations of FGM that broadly come under four types:

Type 1: Partial or total removal of the clitoris (clitoridectomy)

Type 2: Partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora with or without excision of the labia majora (excision)

Type 3: Narrowing of the vaginal orifice with creation of a covering seal by cutting and bringing together (sewing) the labia minora and/or the labia majora, with or without excision of the clitoris (infibulation)

Type 4: All other types of harmful traditional practice that mutilates the female genitalia, including pricking, cutting, piecing, incising, scraping and cauterisation.

Signs that a girl could be at risk of FGM Signs that FGM has occurred

  •  One or both parents come from a community affected by FGM
  •  A girl is born to a women who has undergone FGM
  • A girl has an older sibling or relation who has undergone FGM
  •  A girl may confide that she is to have a ‘special procedure’ or attend a special occasion to ‘become a women’
  •  Parents state that they or a relative will take the child out of the country for a prolonged period
  •  A girl may talk about a long holiday to her country of origin or another country where the practice is prevalent
  • A girl is taken aboard to a country with high prevalence of FGM, especially during the summer holidays which is known as the ‘cutting season’
  • – Prolonged absence from school
  • – Frequent need to go to the toilet
  • – Long break to urinate
  • – Urinary tract infections
  • – Visual identifications
  • – Verbal disclosure

 

Responding to FGM

Step 1: Be vigilant to any signs listed above.

Step 2: If the girl discloses that FGM has been carried out, the Serious Crimes Act 2015 places a statutory duty upon teachers personally to report to the police.

Step 3: If you suspect or have cause for concern that at girl may be at risk of FGM, inform the schools Designated Safeguarding Lead, as soon as possible. The Serious Crime Bill, passed in 2015, introduces mandatory reporting of ‘known’ (via disclosure or visual examination) cases of FGM in those under 18. Therefore, professionals in schools have a legal obligation to report known cases of FGM to the police within one month of initial disclosure or identification. Failure to comply with the duty will be dealt with via existing disciplinary frameworks.

Contact Humberside Police on 101 or https://www.humberside.police.uk/report-it 

CrimeStoppers: Make a report online or by phone on 0800 555 111

Fearless: Make a report online.

Contact safeguarding at the Academy

All members of the Academy staff have had a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and we perform other checks where required. We have a rigorous recruitment process, following statutory guidance and legislation, which aims to ensure that all members of staff hired are suitable to work with children. Each interview panel will have at least one member of staff trained in Safer Recruitment.

Definition

Bullying is defined as “behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, which intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally”

Dfe guidance:Tackling bullying

What constitutes as bullying?

The four main types are:

  • Physical such as  hitting, shoving, kicking
  • Verbal  such as threats, name calling, shouts of abuse or insults.
  • Emotional such as spreading rumours, intimidation, exclusion from groups
  • Cyber- bullying such as text messages, emails, phone calls, social media and the wider use of technology        

When is it not bullying?

Bullying is not a disagreement or fall out; it is “the repetitive” intentional hurting of a person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.

Such abuses of power, if left unchallenged, can lead to more serious forms of abuse, such as domestic violence, racial attacks, sexual offences and self harm or suicide.

Bullying is not tolerated at the Academy. We have a Bullying coordinator who tracks issues of potential bullying and works with staff to resolve and sanction incidents. 

http://www.bullying.co.uk 

It is important that we see mental health just as important as physical health. If your child is struggling with their mental health, it can be a really upsetting and worrying time. In reality, most people struggle at some point in their lives.

We have a strong pastoral team who are available to support our students. Each year group has a Head of Year (HOY) and Student Liaison Officer (SLO) who are responsible for ensuring that students are supported with issues around behaviour, self esteem, anxiety, bullying, and friendship issues.

Our Wellbeing Officer, Mrs Newman offers regular wellbeing support to students around anxiety, persistent low mood, and mental health concerns. Support can be offered by appointment, or drop in sessions. These sessions are designed to boost self-esteem and to help young people make sense of their emotions.

If you are worried about your child, you can contact Mrs Newman for an informal chat. She will be able to listen, office advice, and signpost you to additional support if needed.

You can contact Mrs Newman at wellbeing@sentamuacademy.org or 781912

Here are some useful links that may help support you and your child:

YoungMinds: www.youngminds.org.uk

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity which is committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people and parents/carers.

Childline: 0800 1111 (call free)

www.childline.org.uk

Childline offers free, confidential counselling advice for anyone under the age of 19

www.howareyoufeeling.org.uk

This site offers a range of services in Hull that support parents/carers and young people with mental health and emotional wellbeing support.

www.kooth.com

Kooth provides free online counselling support for young people. Support is offered online via a chat based service.

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) is part of The NHS which provides support and treatment for you people to manage behavioural, emotional and mental health difficulties.

 01482 303 688 (office hours 9am-5pm)

Out of office hours support is available through The CAMHS Crisis Team 01482 301701 (option2).

Sometimes young people can feel so helpless that they express suicidal thoughts. Suicidal thoughts exist on a spectrum from thinking about ending life (suicidal ideation), to making a plan to end life, and ‘sucessfully’ completing the plan (completed suicide).

Most young people who express suicidal thoughts do not intend to end their lives. Often these thoughts can be a sign of feeling completely overwhelmed and unsure of how to help themselves.

If you are concerned that your child may be experiencing suicidal thoughts it is important that you talk to them. Tell them your concerns and what is worrying you about their behaviour. This will create an opportunity for them to express how they are feeling.

If you are concerned about your child, you can  always ask a member of the Safeguarding Team for advice.

CAMHS Contact Point provides information, advice and support to children and their families. You can contact them for support on 

01482 303 688 (office hours 9am-5pm)

Out of office hours support is available through The CAMHS Crisis Team 01482 301701 (option2).

What is ‘Neglect’?

Neglect is the most common form of child abuse and is defined as the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health and development. A child may be left hungry or dirty, without adequate clothing, shelter, supervision, medical or health care.  It may also be that a child is placed in danger, or not protected from other forms of harm.

Neglect can have serious and long-lasting effects on a child or young person.  It can be anything from leaving a young child home alone, to the very worst case where a child dies from malnutrition or being denied the care that they need.   

Signs that may indicate possible neglect  (NB: This is not a definitive list)

  • Children who are living in a home that is indisputably dirty or unsafe; 
  • Children who are left hungry or dirty; 
  • Children who are left without adequate clothing, eg no having a winter coat;
  • Children who may be living in dangerous conditions, ie around drugs, alcohol or violence 
  • Children who are often angry, aggressive or self-harm; 
  • Children who are frequently absent from school;
  • Children who fail to receive basic health care; and 
  • Parents who fail to seek medical treatment when their child is ill or injured

 

Helpful info regarding  Alcohol and drug use:

They are a confidential support service for under 19’s in Hull who work with young people and/or families around drugs and alcohol. They also provide stop smoking support for under 16’s. Staff at ReFresh will do their best to work with you in a place where you feel comfortable whether that’s online, over the phone or face to face. 

Find out more at www.refreshhull.org.uk,

REAL: substance abuse help 

http://www.realgethelp.com/

 

What is Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)?

CCE is common in ‘County Lines’ and occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance to coerce, control, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18.  The victim may have been criminally exploited even if the activity appears consensual. 

This form of exploitation does not always have to be physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.

 

What is County Lines?

County Lines is a criminal practice that involves gangs sending children from cities into smaller towns and villages in order to sell drugs to the people living in these areas. It’s called county lines because these children often travel from a big city to small towns in a different county, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’, using ‘burner phones’ (a pay as you go and untraceable mobile phone), in order to contact people for buying and selling drugs. 

Gangs typically target young people aged between 12 and 17. They usually target young people who are considered to be vulnerable, for example homeless children, children living in care homes, children who have mental health issues, children living in extreme poverty, children with chaotic or broken family lives, or children who have been expelled from mainstream education. They also look for children who may be wanting protection, money, love, excitement, status or a sense of belonging, in order to exploit these feelings for their own criminal purposes.

As well as grooming, gangs sometimes use violence in order to threaten young people into working for them. Weapons such as knives, firearms, bats and acid are used by gangs in order to force young people to carry drugs on trains and sell drugs to local drug dealers in smaller towns. Violence is also frequently used towards the young people once they start working for the gangs – for example, if any money or drugs go missing. 

 

What to look for

    • Having unexplained money, phones, jewellery or other items
    • Becoming aggressive and using sexual, violent, or drug-related words all of a sudden
  • Use of language such as ‘burner phone’, ‘trap house’, ‘cuckooing’, ‘Dealer’
  • Regularly missing school or not taking part in education 
  • Mood swings or changes in emotional wellbeing

  • Going missing for periods of time or regularly returning home late 
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Having drugs on them

 

Contact Humberside Police on 101 or https://www.humberside.police.uk/report-it 

CrimeStoppers: Make a report online or by phone on 0800 555 111

Fearless: Make a report online.

Contact safeguarding at the Academy

The Academy works with other agencies to carry out the Prevent Duty. The aim is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Delivery of Prevent is grounded in early intervention and safeguarding. Channel forms a key part of Prevent. The process adopts a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. There is no fixed profile of a terrorist, so there is no defined threshold to determine whether an individual is at risk of being drawn into terrorism. However, signs that extremist views are being adopted can be used to assess whether the offer of early support should be made.

Example indicators of being engaged with an extremist group, cause or ideology include:

  • spending increasing time in the company of other suspected extremists
  • changing their style of dress or personal appearance to accord with the group
  • day-to-day behaviour becoming increasingly centred around an extremist ideology, group or cause 
  • loss of interest in other friends and activities not associated with the extremist ideology, group or cause 
  • possession of material or symbols associated with an extremist cause (e.g. the swastika for right-wing groups) 
  • attempts to recruit others to the group/cause/ideology
  • communications with others that suggest identification with a group/cause/ideology 

Example indicators of an intention to cause harm, use violence or other illegal means include:

  • clearly identifying another group as threatening what they stand for and blaming that group for all social or political ills
  • using insulting or derogatory names or labels for another group
  • speaking about the imminence of harm from the other group and the importance of action now
  • expressing attitudes that justify offending on behalf of the group, cause or ideology
  • condoning or supporting violence or harm towards others
  • plotting or conspiring with others

If you have any concerns relating to radicalisation and extremism, please speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next  school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s

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Y7 Parental Survey

"The open evening had the ‘wow’ factor. My son didn’t want
to leave; I’ve never seen him so enthusiastic about school."

Y6 Parents Evening

"We are happy with his progress and his confidence has grown since he started."

Y7 Parental Survey

"He is proud to attend this school and we are proud he is able to be part of Team Archie."

Parent feedback

"I have a Year 6 going up to Archie in September. We couldn’t be happier, she’s been to the school and I know pupils who go now and I have heard nothing but great reports."

Parent feedback

"The staff are very open and communicative. My son was even given extra tuition by a teacher in her own time after he had been off school ill."

Parent feedback

"All the 6th formers I know have done amazing and thanks to Archie they are well prepared for the next chapter of their lives"

Parent feedback

"I would like to thank everyone at Archie; teaching and support staff for helping our daughter to achieve her very best"

Parent feedback

"The teaching and support has been outstanding over the last 7 years and I’m glad we chose
your school."

Parent feedback