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Safeguarding

Safeguarding children is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. We have developed a structured procedure in line with Pan-Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures and Keeping Children Safe in Education: 2019, which will be followed by all members of the academy community in cases where there are welfare or safeguarding concerns. In line with the procedures, the Children’s Social Care Single Point of Advice (SPoA) will be notified as soon as there is a significant concern, or where a level 3 referral is required.

All safeguarding and welfare concerns, discussions and decisions made will be recorded in writing and kept in line with the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership guidance.

To contact our safeguarding team, email safeguarding@robsackwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk or telephone us on 01424 853 521.

Our Safeguarding policy can be found on the Our Policies page and further information on safeguarding can be found by visiting the University of Brighton Academies Trust website.

Safeguarding

Caroline Thayre, Executive Principal

Miss C Thayre
Executive Principal,
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Baker, Assistant Principal

Miss L Baker
Assistant Principal,
KS1 Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Reed, Assistant Principal

Miss A Reed
Assistant Principal,
KS2 Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Hobbis, Senior Learning and Achievement Leader (EYFS)

Mrs L Hobbis
Senior Learning and Achievement Leader (EYFS),
EYFS Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Holton, Early Years Coordinator

Mrs H Holton
Early Years Coordinator,
Nursery Designated Safeguarding Lead

Chair of the local board, Rose Durban

Mrs R Durban
Chair of the Local Board and nominated Local Board Member for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Inclusion

Mrs S Coe
Inclusion Lead

Mrs R Hale
Inclusion Support Coordinator

Mrs J Collett
Pupil Mental Health & Welfare Lead

Prevent– anti-extremism and radicalisation

Robsack Wood Primary Academy has a designated Prevent lead, who is Miss C Thayre. Full details of the Prevent Policy can be found on the website, but should you have any concerns regarding extremism or radicalisation, please report all concerns directly to the Miss C Thayre using our safeguarding email address, safeguarding@robsackwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk, or by telephoning the Academy on 01424 853521.

 

Operation Encompass


Our Academy is taking part in a new operation that will run jointly with Sussex Police called Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools and colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.

A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. At Robsack Wood Primary Academy our Key Adult is Miss C Thayre. She will be able to use information that has been shared with her, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child and / or their family.

We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

If you have any concerns or questions then please contact Miss C Thayre and we will be happy to discuss this further.

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Worried about a child?

Call the NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

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Feeling worried?

Call the Childline helpline on 0800 1111.