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Khalsa Secondary Academy is committed to safeguarding children. We believe that children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them. We expect that all staff, volunteers, outside agencies and service providers adhere to our policies and share in our commitment to safeguard all children in our care.
THE SAFEGUARDING TEAM
- Designated Safeguarding Lead - Tabitha Rowe (Acting SENDCo) email@example.com / Tel: 01753 662 009
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Alex Betts
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ellen Day
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Susan Hodge
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Adam Kilbane
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Natalie Timotheou
- Safeguarding Trustee - Ms Susan Jackson
- Chair of LAB - Anita Singh
The health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our paramount concern and that is why we listen intently to our students and their concerns. We want to work in partnership with parents and carers to help our students achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
To promote a safe environment for students, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council, in accordance with current legislation.
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education“ Sept 2019, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection (Ms Tabitha Rowe) who is a member of the Leadership Team, and has received appropriate training for this role. It is his responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive Child Protection awareness training on a regular basis.
Occasions do arise when our concern about a child means we must consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.
On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without a parent’s knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.
The procedures that we follow have been advised by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.
The Policy can be found below, along with links to our other key safeguarding policies and useful resources that may help you in supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of your child.
The key documentation and policies relating to safeguarding at KSA and nationally can be found here
If you wish to know more about our Safeguarding procedures at Khalsa Secondary Academy, please contact the school and speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead or Principal.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. For further information on statutory guidance for schools, please see Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020
USEFUL SITES FOR GUIDANCE AND ADVICE
Buckinghamshire safeguarding children partnership
Buckinghamshire family information service
Child exploitation and online protection command CEOP
Get Safe Online
Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020
Online Safety Tips for Kids and Parents
The parents’ guide to teaching your teen online safety
UK Safer Internet Centre