Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.
– UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 19)
At Atlas Academy we expect all staff, governors and visitors to safeguard our pupils and their families.
The safety and protection from harm for all pupils is vital. We are committed to providing rigorous safeguarding practice and effective procedures, making sure that any safeguarding concerns are handled sensitively and professionally and most importantly, in a manner that protects the needs of the child.
We provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment, which promotes social, physical, emotional and moral development. We follow the Astrea Academy Trust principles for safeguarding as well as local authority guidance and procedures for supporting children families in our communities in line with Working Together to Keep Children Safe 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021.
If you have a concern about the safety or well-being of a pupil/person, please speak to one of our Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you feel a child is in immediate danger, please contact the police on 999 or the Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership on 01302 737777.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads
Everyone has a responsibility to safeguard pupils and families but these staff members have specific responsibility:
- Mrs Grant – Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs Nicholson – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs Hildreth – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Policy & Documentation
Further information about safeguarding at Atlas Academy can be found below.
For further information about on-line safety at Atlas Academy, click here.
Websites for further information on keeping safe
Anti-Bullying Alliance – United against bullying
Barnardos – Offering support to vulnerable children
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Childline – Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Covid 19 Mental Health Support – for Children & Parents
Educate Against Hate – find answers to common questions about how to protect your child
NSPCC Share Aware – videos to prompt conversations between adults and children to keep them safe online
Parent Zone – tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.
Talk Pants – (The underwear rule) helping children keep safe from sexual abuse
Think U Know – education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Women’s Aid – Shaping and coordinating responses to domestic abuse