Safeguarding at The Vocational Academy
Children and young people have a right to expect The Vocational Academy to provide a safe and secure environment and a fundamental right to be protected from harm.
Everyone who comes into contact with children, young people and their families, including those who do not have a specific role in relation to safeguarding children, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
The Vocational academy meets the requirements of the Prevent Duty and therefore seeks to safeguard students and staff from becoming radicalised or attracted to extreme or terrorist causes, and to keep them both safe and within the law.
Support for Parents#AskTheAwkward aims to help parents and carers have regular conversations with their children about online relationships and more. The resource includes three short films created in a social experiment style, with real parents and their children to capture their reactions to a range of questions.
Useful references and organisations
We have outlined some useful organisations and references for further research into Safeguarding. It’s important to raise awareness of safeguarding. With raised awareness comes improved reporting, which could save lives:
- London Safeguarding Children Board gov.uk
- ‘What to do if you’re worried a child is being ’ Published by DFES 04320- 2006
- National Society for the Protection of Children org.uk
- Kidscape org.uk
- Stonewall org.uk
- The Safe Network org.uk
- Child Line 0800 11 11 org.uk
- Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Education March 2009
- Barnado’s org.uk
- co.uk Mentoring site where users can give and receive confidential advice.
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