Phoenix Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss L. Dawes – Vice Principal / Designated Safeguarding Lead /SENCo –  01922 712834 / 07903 630330

Safeguarding Team

Miss E. Phillips – Principal – 01922 712834

Mrs S. Edwards – Family Intervention Worker – 01922 712834 / 07903 630374

Mrs K. Oakes – Family Intervention Worker – 01922 712834

Miss J. Greenwood – Teacher – 01922 712834

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Safeguarding – Newsletters

Newsletter Autumn – September 2020

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OPERATION ENCOMPASS

At Phoenix Academy we are working in partnership with West Midlands Police and Walsall Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic abuse in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass www.operationencompass.org

On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Miss Lucy Dawes) will decide on the appropriate support the child requires. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Operation Encompass Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse’.

We will record and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures around Safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people.

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Safer Schools App

It is extremely important to keep our youngsters safe online.

In order to help parents/carers and pupils to understand about being safe online and offering further information, advice and guidance….Phoenix Academy are proud to announce the ‘Safer Schools App’ for parents/carers and pupils to download onto their electronic devices (mobiles phones/tablets etc).

Please see the following Safer Schools letter welcoming you to join and giving instructions how to download the app to your mobile device.

Safer Schools App – Parent Letter

Safer Schools App – Pupil Letter 

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Keeping Our Children Safe

At Phoenix Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  We ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding and child protection processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.  Please see below for information about how we safeguard our children.

Please click on this link for information relating to our:    Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy – Sept 2020

Please click on this link for information relating to our E-Safety Policy:  E-Safety Policy – Review December 2020  there is also further information under our Website E-Safety Heading

Please click on this link for information relating to our:    Whistblowing Policy

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Tips to keep your child safe whilst online can be found here:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

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The Walsall Designated Officer for Safeguarding is Tina Cooper who can be contacted as follows:

lado@walsall.gov.uk         Tel:  01922 654040

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All adults who work at Phoenix Academy have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies.

All adults are expected to read the DfE guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education – Sept 2020

This should be read alongside the statutory guidance:  Working Together to Safeguard Children

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Over each school year, there are a number of Safeguarding Days/Events being held across the country, as follows:-

Event Date in 2021 Date in 2022
Safer Internet Day 9th February 2021 8th February 2022
National Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2021 April 2022
Mental Health Awareness Week 10th – 16th May 2021 13th – 20th May 2022
Child Safety Week 7th – 13th June 2021 3rd – 10th June 2022
National School Sports Week 21st – 25th June 2021 20th – 24th June 2022
World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2021 10th September 2022
Sexual Health Week 14th – 19th September 2021 13th – 18th September 2022
World Mental Health Day 10th October 2021 10th October 2022
Anti-Bullying Week 16th – 22nd November 2021 15th – 21st November 2022
Road Safety Week 15th – 19th November 2021 19th – 26th November 2022

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Prevent Strategy

An updated Prevent Guide for Parents & Carers can be found by clicking here: Walsall Prevent Programme – A Guide for Parents and Carers

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism or extremist causes.  The strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism.  All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.  Phoenix Academy is committed to protecting our young people from extremist and violent views, and to teach them values such as tolerance and mutual respect.  We provide a safe environment for pupils to discuss any issue so they better understand how to protect themselves.

All staff at Phoenix Academy have received Prevent Strategy Training in September 2019.

Please see the NSPCC video for Parents/Carers worried about radicalisation:

There is lots of useful information on the NSPCC website and their helpline (for adults) on 0808 800 5000

Child Line – 0800 111

Additional Support for all:  In support of the wellbeing and safety of our young people and their families please use this link during times of challenge or distress, and reach out to those who can help:  https://route2wellbeing.info/