Please download and read our leaflet prior to visiting: Safeguarding leaflet 2020 • For visitors to Charlton Park Academy
Safeguarding and Child Protection
at Charlton Park Academy
Everyone working in or for our academy shares an objective to help keep children and young people stay
safe by contributing to:
- children and young people to learn and develop in our school setting.
- identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school setting.
(More in-depth information regarding this can be accessed in the Safeguarding Policy which can be found on the Academy’s website: www.charltonparkacademy.com/Policies-and-Reports-Overview)
Safeguarding and Child Protection are the most important aspect of the work we do at Charlton Park Academy. If a young person does not feel safe then they will not be able to learn. The Academy operates a policy of restricting unsupervised access to students to only those who have been correctly vetted.
As a parent of a student at Charlton Park Academy if you feel a young person is at risk or is the subject of abuse you should contact the school and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection straight away. We will discuss your concerns with you in confidence and consider the best way to address the issues raised. This may involve sharing the information further with other professionals.
We are totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- Are you concerned about a child?
- Charlton Park Academy Safeguarding Policy | October 2020
- CPA Safeguarding Policy Addendum COVID | March 20
The Safeguarding Process
It is important that schools respond proportionately to any concerns. Our experts will give you
insight into the process, with case studies to help you ensure Prevent referrals are robust and well informed, and that your response is careful and considered, with the child’s best interest
- Please view the ‘are SEND learners vulnerable?’ video from the link below:
- Please view the ‘how can we protect SEND learners?’ video from the link below:
- Please view the ‘what happens at a Channel Panel?’ video from the link below:
The Prevent Duty
Tel: 020 8921 8325
Community Services, The Woolwich Centre, 4th Floor
35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015
- The Revised Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales.pdf
- From July 2015 schools in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard of the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
- This duty is known as the Prevent duty
Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015
Free e-learning course for parents/carers
Designated Safeguarding Leads
|Niall Fallon||Senior Vice Principal/DSL|
|Jo Zarb||Assistant Principal, Post 16/DSL|
|Rachel Dunlop||Assistant Principal, SENCO/DSL|
|Deborah Collard||Assistant Principal, DSL KS4|
|Chris Eather(after school hours)||Clubs/Scheme Lead, DSL|
Nationally, young people continue to face increasing challenges and risks within their local communities. It is vital that as parents and carers you are informed of the potential signs that your child may be at risk.
Click on the image below to find out more about potential signs and risks.
Online Safety for parents/carers
Talking to your child about sexting
Simon Grehan, Project Officer with Webwise discusses some of the potential legal implications of underage sexting.
How to deal with cyberbullying
Simon Grehan, Project Officer with Webwise offers some advice for parents on how to deal with cyberbullying.
Lead by Example
Parenting expert, Áine Lynch from the National Parents Council – Primary, discusses the importance of modelling good behaviour when it comes to addressing internet safety in the home.
Safeguarding Issues – Further Information