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Jubilee Park Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding and pupil well-being is of paramount importance and to that end we will always put the physical and mental well-being of our pupils first. If we feel a child is at risk of significant harm, it is our duty to act and to inform the relevant people. This might be Social Care, the Police, the School Nurse, NSPCC, Early Help or other relevant partner agencies. We also understand that in order for children to achieve their best there needs to be a positive relationship between home and school. Our partnership with parents is extremely important to us and will always endeavour, where possible, to include parents as part of the process.
We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse. Staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
As a school, we work closely with Sandwell Children’s Trust to ensure our practice and policies reflect current legislation and guidance. We invest in high-quality training to ensure our staff can recognise the signs of a child whose well-being is being compromised by physical or emotional abuse and/or neglect. Staff are also trained in how to manage disclosures from young people, and they also receive regular safeguarding updates.
Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 as:
protecting children from maltreatment
preventing impairment of children’s health and development
ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Our staff work as a team to nurture our pupils and prepare them for the future. We aim to provide a happy, secure environment in which children will develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Meeting the needs of our children is our priority and we consider it a privilege for us to be part of each child’s learning journey
As a Sandwell School, we are part of Operation Encompass which is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children and young people exposed to Domestic Abuse. It aims to ensure Schools are notified in a timely manner of any Domestic Abuse incident where children are present or registered at the address. An information pack can be found at the bottom of this section.
If you or anyone you know is affected by domestic abuse you can seek help through the school or through Black Country Women’s Aid who can be reached on 0121 552 6448.
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Technology and the internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology – it is part and parcel of their daily lives.
Using technology and the internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour is not sensible or respectful. Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens in an ever-changing world.
Please see our school online safety overview below as well as the weblinks for guidance and support around online safety and how you can further protect yourself and your children.
Leaflets available in a range of other languages here:
Reporting your concerns
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well-being of someone at our school, please talk to a member of the safeguarding team. They are:
Miss R. Pritchard (Designated Safeguarding Lead).
Mrs T. Price (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
Mrs T. Pitts (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: staff in school, parents, family members, friends and members of the public. If you are concerned about a child, remember it is your responsibility to report it straight away.
If your concern falls outside of the school day and a child is in immediate danger, you should contact the police (call 999). Otherwise, please telephone Sandwell Children’s Trust on: 0121 569 3100 or the NSPCC helpline on: 0808 800 5000.
If the child lives out of the borough, please contact the relevant local authority on the numbers below:
Pupils living within Walsall Borough: 0300 555 2866
Pupils living within Dudley Borough: 0300 555 0050
Pupils living within Wolverhampton Borough: 01902 550477
To view our safeguarding policies please visit the 'policies' tab on the drop down menu on the home page. For further safeguarding advice and guidance please select from the files below: