NAMED PERSONS WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILD PROTECTION:
Designated Senior Person: Clare Schulze email@example.com – Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children
Outwood Academy Newbold has a committed team of staff who are trained as Advanced Designated Safeguarding leads or ‘DSL’. Clare Schulze is the Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead overseeing all aspects of safeguarding within the academy and the designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children.
The role of the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board is to co-ordinate and monitor the effectiveness of the safeguarding work of agencies and bodies represented on the board. Follow the link below to access the site which provides important safeguarding information for the public, children, young people, parents, carers, school staff and other professionals.
Educational settings are supported by the Child Protection Manager for Education, they work with schools to support them in their work to raise standards and drive forward the safeguarding agenda in their schools/education settings.
Follow the link below for more information about Keeping Children Safe in Education, it has a lot of useful information including the strategies to tackle bullying, keeping children safe and safeguarding policies and guidance.
Safety online and awareness of social media is a central part of our safeguarding education. Understanding the ‘on-line’ world can be quite confusing and we want to send accurate messages about safe Internet usage. There are many opportunities for us to engage with students about E-Safety: in IT lessons, through the Life curriculum, article writing in English, discussions in VMGs and assemblies are just a selection of the forums used to discuss these issues.
We value the relationship we have with parents, carers and the local community. The academy twitter feed is a platform used to promote E-safety messages, address emerging local and national issues as well as to model ‘good practice’ in terms of social media usage. Our website is also a platform through which the academy can promote E-Safety and anti-bullying messages. Sometimes, Derbyshire County Council will ask the academy to share key information that is pertinent to the Chesterfield area as well as issues devolved from government.
Safer Internet Day 2019 was marked globally on 5th February 2019 with over 21, 000 schools, academies, colleges and businesses promoting ‘Together for a Better Internet’. At Outwood Academy Newbold students had a week of assemblies and follow up tasks focusing on sharing personal data and safe internet practices.
Also during Safer Internet Day, VMG students explored the topic of looking at data shared by social media apps and asking students if they read ‘the terms and conditions’ when signing up. Students were really engaged when discussing whether social media companies are ethical and transparent in their practices.
Outwood Academy Newbold is committed to supporting students and families who experience sexual abuse. Reporting sexual abuse is vital in protecting our students and as well as disclosing these events to staff, we would urge you to report to either the Internet Watch Foundation or the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command. Links are found below.
Here you can find information and guidance surrounding offsite and out of school safe guarding to help keep our children safe when out in the local community.
Cyber bullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.