Safeguarding

 

SAFEGUARDING TEAM

At Royton and Crompton E-ACT Academy we are committed to keeping our students safe both within academy grounds and out in the wider community.

The safety and welfare of all our students is of the utmost importance to us. Please contact the academy directly if you have a concern about the welfare of a child – our safeguarding leads are listed below.

The Academy’s Duty of Care to keep all students safe

  • The Academy aims to ensure that appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare
  • Thar all staff are aware of and understand fully their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding
  • Staff are appropriately trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues
  • Safeguarding and child protection is everyone’s responsibility

The Academy’s Open Door Policy so that Students can access support and guidance at all times

  • At Royton & Crompton E-ACT Academy we adopt an open door policy to ensure that all students feel supported at all times and we aim to support all barriers to learning through our inclusive approach.

The Academies work with external agencies and professionals for specialised support where needed

  • As an Oldham located E-ACT Academy we work with a wide range of external agencies such as Oldham’s MASH Team (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub), QEST, MIND, Healthy Young Minds, Police, Positive Steps and many more services to ensure we provide a fully inclusive holistic approach for each child as and when required.

Any safeguarding issues, please call either Mrs L Jackson or Mr S Lewis on the numbers below.

Our Safeguarding Team

Leela Jackson, Family Liaison Officer – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Email: Leela.Jackson@E-ACT.org.uk

Phone: 07542030227

Scott Lewis Deputy Headteacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Email: Scott.Lewis@E-ACT.org.uk

Phone: 07395 799552

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Boots Safe Space

 

Safeguarding our Community

 

Everyone’s Invited

 

At Royton & Crompton E-ACT Academy, we continue to proudly promote a culture that fosters respect, healthy relationships and challenges abuse of all kinds. We are encouraged by the fact that Ofsted will be reviewing safeguarding practices in schools across the country as a result of ‘Everyone’s Invited’.

 

Please click on the link below which refers to recent communication sent to parents and carers.

 

E-ACT Letter

 

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the support available to you. In addition to contacting us here at the academy at any time, the NSPCC has recently created a helpline (0800 136 663) for parents/carers and young people and can be contacted via help@nspcc.org.uk.

The following websites also provide additional information and support:

 

For further information and a direct link to our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, please click here. Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Page 23 onwards states how we will deal with “Allegations of abuse made against other pupils (peer-on-peer or child on child abuse)” which supports how we challenge abuse of all kinds.

 

The safety of our pupils is and always will be our number one priority. As always, if you would like to discuss any of the above then please do not hesitate to contact the academy at ERACA.enquiry@E-ACT.org.uk, Mr Lewis (Designated Safeguarding Lead) scott.lewis@rca.e-act.org.uk or Mrs Jackson (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) leela.jackson@rca.e-act.org.uk.

Contextual Safeguarding in Oldham

As an academy, we would like to offer support to our community by signposting help and guidance on prevalent safeguarding issues within our local area.

Domestic Violence

If there is an immediate danger or risk of harm please ring 999. If you are unable to talk, use the Silent Solution.

  1. Dial 999
  2. Listen to the questions from the 999 operator
  3. Respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can
  4. If prompted, press 55 this lets the 999 operator know it’s a genuine emergency and you’ll be put through to the police.

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/downloads/file/2994/domestic_violence_strategy_2013-2016

Organisation Telephone Number Opening Times
Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline 0161 636 7525 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 24 hours
National Centre for Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line (advice regarding injunctions) 0844 8044 999 24 hours
Threshold Women’s Services Helpline 0161 628 4991 24 hours
Mankind Initiative (for male victims of domestic abuse) 01823 334244 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
MALE (Men’s Advice Line & Enquiries) 0808 801 0327 Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
GALOP – National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428 Monday, Tuesday and Friday – 10am to 5pm

Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 8pm

RESPECT – for perpetrators of domestic abuse 0808 802 4040 Monday to Friday – 9am to 8pm

Useful websites and resources:

Oldham Council – Specialist Independent Domestic Violence (including honour based violence) service. Telephone 0161 770 1572 (Monday to Friday 9am, to 5pm).

Project Choice provides practical and emotional support to anyone at risk of, or experiencing, so-called honour-based violence, including forced marriage.

Greater Manchester End The Fear – this service provides help, support and advice for anybody experiencing domestic or sexual violence.

Women’s Aid – a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.

Rail to Refuge scheme – if you’re a woman fleeing domestic abuse, you may be able to get a FREE train ticket which you can use to travel to refuge accommodation.

Safenet – provides refuge accommodation to women and children and also offers safe-houses and outreach support for male and female victims and survivors.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help#how-to-call-the-police-when-you-cant-speak

Domestic abuse: how to get help – GOV.UK

Departments. Departments, agencies and public bodies. News. News stories, speeches, letters and notices. Guidance and regulation. Detailed guidance, regulations and rules

www.gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

Domestic abuse: how to get help – GOV.UK

Departments. Departments, agencies and public bodies. News. News stories, speeches, letters and notices. Guidance and regulation. Detailed guidance, regulations and rules

www.gov.uk

 

Safe Spaces Campaign

 

https://uksaysnomore.org/safespaces/

 

Safe Spaces Locations – UK SAYS NO MORE

Hestia and Royal Mail shortlisted for developing crucial portal for victims of domestic abuse at the Better Society Awards. Hestia’s ‘UK Says No More’ campaign in partnership with Royal Mail has been shortlisted for the Better Society Award’s Tech for Good category for their Online Safe Spaces initiative.

uksaysnomore.org

Safe Space locations within the Oldham area

 

https://uksaysnomore.org/safespaces/?lng=-2.1113659&lat=53.5409298&address=Oldham,%20UK&miles=10#locations

Safe Spaces Locations – UK SAYS NO MORE

UK SAYS NO MORE is working with Boots UK, Morrisons, Superdrug , Well pharmacies, TSB banks and independent pharmacies to provide Safe Spaces

uksaysnomore.org

Down to Earth Parenting Advice; Advice for Parents and Carer’s

 

https://parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/?_ga=2.31981114.565224441.1652096912-1507991362.1652096912

 

Parent Talk – Support for Parents from Action For Children

We’re on hand to support parents, when they need us. Find answers to your questions in our advice articles, or speak to one of our parenting coaches.

parents.actionforchildren.org.uk

https://www.nct.org.uk/life-parent

Life as a parent | NCT

Support line. 0300 330 0700. Practical and emotional support with feeding your baby and general enquiries for parents, members and volunteers. See all costs

www.nct.org.uk

 

If you have any questions or indeed would like further support, please do not hesitate in contacting Mr Lewis (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs Jackson (Deputy Safeguarding Lead) via emailing in to the academy.

 

 

 

 

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