Keeping Children Safe
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding. At the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, we are committed to practice which protects children from harm. You can find a copy of our policy here: Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
At the Academy:
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child at the Academy, please ask to speak with the Child Protection Officer, Sarah Butler during school hours:
Direct line: 01903 875516
Mobile: 07867 000125
In Sarah’s absence, you will be directed to Kieran Scanlon, Acting Principal.
Outside of the Academy:
Please take advice from West Sussex County Council about what to do if you think a child is at risk of abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation.
You can also call West Sussex County Council’s Children’s Access Point: 01403 229900
You can also call the NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
If you are a young person:
Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help. You can call Childline on 0800 1111 or have a look at the website: http://www.childline.org.uk/pages/home.aspx
‘Prevent’ duty and students vulnerable to extremism
From 1 July 2015 all schools have a duty under Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.
We aim for the Sir Robert Woodard Academy to be a safe place in which young people can understand and discuss sensitive topics, including terrorism and the extremist ideas that are part of the terrorist ideology. We will support them to learn how to challenge these ideas.
We actively promote fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We do this through the pastoral curriculum, in subject lessons and in assemblies. We also monitor computer and internet usage by students to enable us to identify vulnerable students.
You can find out more at: http://www.westsussexscb.org.uk/prevent-anti-terrorism-and-anti-radicalisation-of-vulnerable-people/