E-ACT and Reedswood have a duty of care to keep all pupils safe, are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all  pupils/students.

 

Our safeguarding team is Mrs Shipley (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs Lathbury-Cox and Mrs Southall  (Deputy Safeguarding Leads).

We also have Mrs Bracey  as part of our overall safeguarding team and works as our safeguarding office and SPOC Lead.

Any safeguarding concerns are reported and investigated.

We have an open door policy to all pupils, staff and parents so if you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school, please talk to one of the school’s safeguarding team.

To see how we support with Safeguarding through the Curriculum, click here.

 

If you would like to read our most up to date Pastoral Newsletter then click on the link below.

Reedswood Pastoral Newsletter September 2021

To find any of our previous Pastoral Newsletters, click here.

 

Safeguarding is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

 

We believe that:

  • All children/young people have the right to be/feel safe and be protected from harm;
  • Children/young people need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
  • All children/young people have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
  • All children/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and
  •  support each other;
  • All children/young people have the right to be supported
    to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy, healthy, sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally;
  • Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
  • All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.

 

Sources of Support

Here at Reedswood we want our parents and children to remember that there is always somebody here to help you.

Please click here for a range of Academy and External support that is readily accessible for you.

 

Mental Health

Everyone has mental health – some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ and it’s just as important as good physical health. Everyone’s mental health is different. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass, but sometimes they develop into a more serious problem. This can happen to anyone.

You can get more information about mental health, including signs of poor mental health, and where to get more help from:

 

Staying Safe Online

In an ever growing technological world, it is absolutely essential that our children understand how to stay safe online.

Please click here to find out what we do within the academy to support online safety, coupled with a range of resources and information that you can utilise to support your children at home.

 

Worried about relationships at home?

Please click here to find out more information and sources of support.

 

What is domestic abuse?

Please click here to find out more information and sources of support.

 

Peer on peer abuse

Peer on peer abuse occurs when a young person (under 18 years old) is exploited, bullied and/or harmed by their peers, who are the same or similar age. Peer on peer abuse can include physical and sexual abuse, sexual harassment and violence, emotional harm, bullying (including cyberbullying) and teenage relationship abuse.

You can get more information about Peer on Peer Abuse from:

https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

Medical Needs

We strongly believe that no medical need should hinder a child’s education.

Please click here for more information on how we support these needs.

 

Key Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together to Safeguard Children-2018

The Childcare Act 2006

Please click the link below to read the Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and Addendum

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

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