‘Nurturing the wellbeing of ourselves and others’ is one of the key elements in our school vision and making sure that everyone in our school community is safe is a crucial part of achieving this. At Aughton Junior Academy, we have a Safeguarding Team but also regard seeking to identify and overcome all barriers to learning as an important part of the partnership between school and families.
Our systems are designed to:
- Prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people
- Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
- Identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and give adults in school the route for them to take the appropriate action
There is a Safeguarding Team poster displayed in the school reception to help advise you of what to do if you have a safeguarding concern.
School takes very seriously the appointing of new staff and follows the ‘Safer Recruitment’ advice from the Local Authority. Our staff and volunteers are DBS checked to ensure all our pupils stay safe.
Should you wish to discuss child protection and the safety of your child, or indeed any other topic involving your child, please feel free to contact any member of the safeguarding team:
The Designated Safeguarding Lead in the academy is: Mrs Toni Tomlinson
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead in the academy are: Mrs Michelle Hartley
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for ACET is: Jane Ford