Safeguarding At Loxley

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact the school on 01889 723050 and request to speak to one of the following members of staff:

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

  • Mr Andy Teague

 

Deputy DSL’s

  • Mr John Alcock
  • Mr Richard Kizis
  • Mr Sam Evans
  • Mr David Bownds

 

“At this school, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.”

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including DBS checks, as recommended by Staffordshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, we have a Designated Person for Child Protection is Andy Teague and has received appropriate training for this role. It is their responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.

There are occasions that our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies.  Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.

On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without parents’ knowledge.   This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the DSL the Policy can be found on the school website.

Please visit our Safeguarding Policy on the Policies Page for further information.

 

Also for any Safeguarding queries or concerns could you please email: Safeguarding@loxley.manorhall.academy

Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support Service (Previously First response)

Phone: 0300 111 8007 and select option 1.

Open:

Monday – Thursday: 8.30am til 5.00pm

Friday: 8.30am til 4.30pm

Online referral

staffordshire.gov.uk/#ReportaConcern

Outside of the hours above, or on weekends and bank holidays, please contact the Emergency Duty Team by phoning 0345 604 2886.

Stoke-on-Trent Children

If you are worried about a child or young person you can call the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CHaD):
Between office hours (8.30am – 6pm Monday – Friday) on 01782 235100

For out of these hours, you can contact 01782 234234
In an emergency call 999
Email: ChAD.referrals@stoke.gov.uk

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