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Safeguarding

Keeping Children Safe

At The Kassia Academy we are committed to Safeguarding the welfare of all our students. 

As with all schools we have a pastoral responsibility and are legally obliged to pass on concerns about child welfare to Children’s Social Care following the local Safeguarding Children’s Board.

These combined Policies: Safeguarding, Child Protection and Safe Recruitment Vetting Policies are in place to protect children and young people attending this school.

The Kassia Academy is part of the Kings Academy Trust, there are two sites both based in Warrington. The Kassia Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who attend this school. Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school and beyond.

All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. All staff are trained to identify children who may benefit from early help. Any staff member who has a concern about a child’s welfare will follow the referral process. Staff are expected to support social workers and other agencies following any referral.

Kassia Academy has a Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Leads who support staff to carry out their safeguarding duties.The Teachers’ Standards 2012 states that teachers and Head teachers should safeguard children’s well-being and maintain public trust in the teaching profession as part of their professional duties. All staff are aware of the Child Protection Policy, Behaviour Policy, Code of Conduct, and Missing from Education procedures and the role of the DSL.

 

Meet the Safeguarding Team

 

Name Role Email Address
Mrs Lindsay Regan Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead lindsay.regan@tkas.org.uk
Mrs Zoe Elwen-Bayne Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead zoe.bayne@tkas.org.uk
Mrs Jo Taylor SENDco and Deputy Safeguarding Lead jo.taylor@tkas.org.uk
Mrs Kirsty Cooper Inclusion Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Lead  kirsty.cooper@tkas.org.uk

 

Our safeguarding Governor is Mr John Leonard.

John is also the Assistant Headteacher at Sir Thomas Botelar High School in Warrington. Now into his 6th year in this role, He is responsible for Pastoral Care, behaviour and welfare in the school. Further to this he is the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school and  line manages the SENDCO, working closely with her to ensure equality for all. John has a passion for pastoral care and improving the life chances of young people. He believes every student deserves an equal opportunity of achieving success regardless of background or circumstance. He believes that safe and happy children can learn, therefore we believe his skillset and passion developed in his career so far, can be transferred to support the staff and students at Kassia Academy.

If you have any concerns about the safeguarding or well being of any of our pupils please contact our DSL/DDSL or alternatively Social Services on 01925 443322, or Out of Hours Duty Team  01925 444400. 

If you believe a crime has been committed, contact the police on 101

If you believe the child is at immediate risk of harm, call 999 

 Support Services and Resources

Early Help

Our staff are trained to offer support via Early Help.  We can also refer to the Early Help team if families would prefer a professional separate to school.  Early Help can offer support around a wide range of issues including attendance, behaviour, housing, parental mental health, child mental health etc.  Staff in school will work with families to put together a plan of support and look at how that plan can be achieved. 


To find out more about Early Help
https://www.warrington.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2019-09/early_help_strategy.pdf

 

Below you will find a number of links to resources to help support across a range of topics

 

CSE (Children Sexual Exploitation)


https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/


CCE (Child Criminal Exploitation)/County Lines


https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/gangs-criminal-exploitation/

 

Radicalisation and Extremism


https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/dedicated-helplines/protecting-children-from-radicalisation

 

Young Carers

https://wired.me.uk/services/warrington-young-carers-service

 

Online Safety

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/