Our aim is for everyone within the Ebor Academy Trust to be safe to Work, Learn and Grow together.
We believe that there are three key aspects to safeguarding and that there should be clear policies, guidance, lines of accountability and monitoring of each aspect.
These form the basis of the Academy policy and the structure of the safeguarding team in each school. The name, role and photograph of each member of staff in the safeguarding team are displayed in each school.
The three aspects are:
- Safe children
- Safe adults
- Safe environment
Safeguarding Lead – Mrs K Verity
Deputy Safeguarding – Ms E Deyes
Safeguarding Governor – Mrs J Speck
It is critical as parents that you understand from the outset the school’s legal and moral obligations to safeguard all of our children. As a school, we will always act within the guidelines and procedures that are set out to schools. We won’t hesitate to take the steps that you as parents would expect us to take to ensure that the school is a safe and emotionally healthy place to be. Equally, if a child was ever to indicate that they were at risk of harm or in any kind of danger we would always work with the relevant outside agencies and yourselves to take any appropriate next steps. Every school is governed first and foremost by their ability to protect children and here at Easington CE Primary Academy we are no different in taking our statutory duties very seriously. By making a choice to send your child to our school you are doing that with a full understanding of the priority that we place on taking care of all aspects of our children’s development and well-being.
Like any member of the public, we all have a responsibility to act in the best interests of child safety and to report any concerns around maltreatment or abuse if you feel concerned about a child’s welfare or safety please do go through the correct channels to get that advice and guidance. The NSPCC has a helpline that anybody can use confidentially which is 0808 800 5000.