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The safety and welfare of our students is of paramount importance to us, and to enable us to achieve this, we work very closely with parents/carers and a range of external agencies.
To download a copy of our booklet “Safeguarding Advice to Parents and Carers” please CLICK HERE
To download a copy of our Safeguarding Newsletter, please CLICK HERE
Keeping children safe in education – HM Government Guidelines
Working together to safeguard children – HM Government Guidelines
Details of the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead can be viewed HERE
There are 4 broad categories of Safeguarding concern:
The persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on a child’s emotional development
Signs of Abuse:
Causing physical harm to a child. It can also result when a parent/carer deliberately causes ill health of a child in order to seek attention through fabricated or induced illness
Signs of Abuse:
Forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening
Signs of Abuse:
A persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in serious impairment to a child’s health or development
Signs of Abuse:
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact a member of the child protection team and we will ensure that it is investigated quickly, fairly and thoroughly with appropriate actions applied.
Safeguarding Officer: Michelle Read
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): James Lowden
DSL Alternate: Tony Bown
Safeguarding Governor: Louise Bernasconi
Online Safety Lead: James Kerry
DSENCo: Kerry Ellison
Alternatively, anyone can make a referral using Suffolk County Council’s Customer First service, details of which can be found below:
Customer First – 0808 800 4005 (at any time)
PREVENT Manager: Michelle Read
PREVENT Lead: James Lowden
Alternate PREVENT Lead: Tony Bown
What is Prevent?
Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats. Eg: international terrorism, far right extremists (among others).
The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found HERE
The new Prevent strategy will specifically:
The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm.
We work together and focus on three key themes:
Signs of Radicalisation
Emotional and verbal changes:
Honour-Based Violence (HBV)
Honour based violence (HBV) is the term used to describe murders in the name of ‘so-called honour’, sometimes called ‘honour killings’. These are murders in which predominantly women are killed for perceived immoral behaviour, which is deemed to have breached the honour code of a family or community, causing shame.
HBV cuts across all cultures and communities, and cases encountered in the UK so far have involved families from Turkish, Kurdish, Afghani, South Asian, African, Middle Eastern, South and Eastern European communities. However, this is not an exhaustive list.
Murders in the name of ‘so-called honour’ are often the culmination of a series of events over a period of time and are planned. There tends to be a degree of premeditation, family conspiracy and a belief that the victim deserved to die.
HBV is a collection of practices which are used to control behaviour within families to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and/or honour (Izzat).
HBV is often committed with some degree of approval and/or collusion from family and/or community members.
HBV may include murder, unexplained death (suicide), fear of or actual forced marriage, controlling sexual activity, domestic abuse, rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, threats to kill, assault, harassment, forced abortion.
Female genital mutilation, also a type of HBV, and is generally performed on children from the ages of 4-14 years.
Boys as well as girls can be subject to HBV; gay, lesbian young people can be particularly vulnerable.
HBV can take place across national and international boundaries, within extended families and communities.
There is a close link with forced marriage – a young person may be at risk of further HBV if seeking to avoid forced marriage and forced marriage is in itself HBV.
Potential triggers for honour based violence
The perceived immoral behaviour which could precipitate a murder include:
Possible indicators from which honour based violence could follow:
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