We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policy documents can be seen on the STEP Academy website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Visitors to the Academy will see signs of our Designated Safeguarding leads if a visitor notices anything whilst on site, information on who to report things to is visible.
The Academy SENCo is Mrs Reeves.
Below you can find a large variety of links to some useful websites. Also, we have now added printable guides for keeping your child safe when using smartphones, tablets, X-Box etc.
As part of High cliff Academy’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy. As part of our annual Safeguarding training, we ensure that members of our team are aware of governmental priorities.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. As described in official documents published by Her Majesty’s Government, the Prevent Strategy:
If you are concerned that a member of staff, a Governor or potential Governor may have links to extremism or that child might be at risk of extremism, or if you have any other concern about extremism at High Cliff Academy, please contact the Department for Education’s helpline on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7340 7264. Parents/carers can also find some more information on the Educate Against Hate website by the DfE