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Foxfields Academy

Our Team

Foxfield’s Academy recognise that all adults have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.
We endeavour to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

Lizzie Papworth

Designated Safeguarding Lead

James Ellis

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

To contact Lizzie Papworth please call 07436 336736.

All members of staff receive safeguarding training and adhere to the legal duties outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 which can be accessed here. For more information please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, which can be found on the ‘Policies page‘, for more information.

The School Will Ensure:
• Children’s welfare is paramount to all practice
• All concerns raised are dealt with sensitively, effectively and promptly following the correct procedures
• That all staff read and adhere to the school’s Child Protection policy and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
• That all staff are clear of how to follow safeguarding procedures
• The whole school will receive annual Safeguarding Training
• That safer recruitment practices, which ensure appropriate checks are in place and adhered to.

Safeguarding in the curriculum
We are committed to giving our pupils the tools and knowledge that is required to keep themselves and each other safe from harm. Children are taught about safeguarding in school. The following areas are among those addressed in PSHE and in the wider curriculum:
• Bullying including cyberbullying
• Drugs, alcohol and substance abuse (including awareness of County Lines and the criminal exploitation of children where appropriate.
• Online safety
• The danger of meeting up with strangers
• Fire and water safety
• Road Safety
• Domestic abuse
• Healthy relationships and consent
• (So called) Honour based violence issues (HBV) e.g. forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) (see appendices 1 and 2)
• Sexual exploitation of children (CSE) (see appendices 1 and 2)
• Child criminal exploitation (including cybercrime)
• Preventing extremism and radicalisation (see appendices 1 and 2)

Useful links:

Working Together to Safeguarding Children
Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership
Leicestershire First Response Children’s Duty Team – to report child abuse and neglect
NSPCC Support for Parents
NSPCC ‘PANTS – The underwear rule’
Childline – Parent and Child Support
Anti-Bullying Alliance
CBBC Own it: Support for children
Young Minds: Support for parents
Kooth: A digital mental health support service for young people
NWGNetwork: Information for parents about Child Sexual Exploitation

Online Safety:
The Ultimate Guide to protecting your child online 2020

NSPCC Online Safety
O2 & NSPCC Net Aware: Guides to social media
CEOP: Reporting Online Sexual Abuse
BBC Webwise
ThinkuKnow: Online Safety support for parents and children
Childnet: Internet Safety tips for children
Internet Matters: Support for parents keeping your children safe online
UK Safer Internet: How to set up parental controls

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