Safeguarding

The Academy ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

The Academy also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Academies are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the academy will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the academy is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The academy follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.

The Academy will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family.
"Students spoke positively about their relationships with academy staff and clearly feel happy and safe within the academy. They feel students get on well together and that the small number of bullying incidents are dealt with effectively."
Safeguarding Review February 2nd 2017, Phil Cooper Liverpool School Improvement Senior Safeguarding Lead
"The safeguarding governor is well informed and receives a good level of information from the academy. There was evidence of governor scrutiny in respect of safeguarding in governors' minutes."
- Safeguarding Review February 2nd 2017, Phil Cooper Liverpool School Improvement Senior Safeguarding Lead

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"There were some excellent safeguarding noticeboards for students and staff around the academy. The Principal has clearly raised the profile of safeguarding around the academy."
- Safeguarding Review February 2nd 2017, Phil Cooper Liverpool School Improvement Senior Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding Leads

All staff at The De La Salle Academy share responsibility for Safeguarding, the staff responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding processes and reporting are maintained are:
  • Ms L. Franks
    (SENCO & Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mr S. Barnes
    (Pastoral Manager)
  • Mrs J. Lindsay
    (Attendance Manager)
  • Ms A. Freeman
    (Head of School)
  • Mr D. Hayes
    (Principal)
  • Ms S. Cody
    (Safeguarding Governor)
  • Mr G. Proctor MBE
    (Chair of Governors)

Safeguarding Resources

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Safeguarding Policy

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Information for Parents

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Parents Pack - Whats the problem

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

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What to do if your worried a child is being abused

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Additiona Safeguarding Advice for Visitors

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Prevent Strategy