Safeguarding our people is at the forefront of our work.
The Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead work very closely together to ensure we meet all expectations.
Safeguarding processes are dictated by substantial national documentation and subject to significant scrutiny. DfE Guidance and QEGSMAT Safeguarding Information can be found at http://www.qegsmat.com/documents/safeguarding/
Safeguarding is the overarching title for these matters. The list of relevant topics includes:
- Child Protection
- Health and Safety
- Internet Safety
- Recruitment and Vetting of People on Site
- Radicalisation and Prevent
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Bullying (including Cyber Bullying)
- Substance Abuse
- Mental Health
- Domestic Violence
- Private Fostering
- Children Missing from Education
The City of Derby Academy is engaged in the key local development of Stopping Domestic Abuse Together, which is effective multi-agency work to support and protect children living in households where there is domestic abuse.
This is a police based early notification system to our academy about domestic abuse incidences which have occurred in households were there are statutory school aged children. This early notification will enable us to effectively support and respond to the child’s needs and work with multi-agencies to safeguard children affected by domestic abuse. We will usually be notified within 24 hours of an incident occurring. The police will also inform Children’s Social Care who will screen every case on a daily basis and, where necessary, make an assessment and take appropriate action.