RSA Academy Arrow Vale fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people and works with the Local Authority and other agencies to ensure the safety of children and young people in our care. As a school we aim to create a culture of vigilance. All staff within the school are aware that safeguarding the students in our care is everyone’s responsibility and that we always work in the best interests of the child, listening to the voice of the child wherever possible. All staff, governors and volunteers are encouraged to foster an attitude that ‘it could happen here’ and they are made aware, and reminded of, the protocols to follow should they have a concern about a child or young person’s safety or well-being.
Mr Crane is the Designated Safeguarding Lead who is a member of our Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for ensuring the safety of both students and staff. The Senior Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Downes and the Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mr Mcnally, both of whom support Mr Crane in his duties. Miss McCullough is our Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for extremism and radicalisation.
Throughout the academic year we raise the profile of safeguarding and safer schools with assemblies on Bullying, Sexual and Gender Identity, Internet Safety, Diversity, Domestic Abuse, Abusive Relationships and many more. This ties in closely with our SMSSC and Learning 4 Life programme.
Mr Crane and Mrs Downes meet every half term with the local policing team where we share information to ensure the safety of all our staff, students and their families.
Each case is treated with dignity and respect and we work closely with families, external agencies, and the students themselves to ensure they feel safe, nurtured and receive the appropriate level of support to allow them to achieve their full potential.
Click here for more information on PACE (Parents against Child Exploitation)
Get Safe Leaflet for Parents (Criminal Exploitation)
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ (online/offline safety advice for parents/carers)
Chat Health – School health nurse texting service – Click HERE to view the poster
Kooth.com -Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
Young minds crisis messenger – Text YM to 85258. https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/
Please do not hesitate to contact school health nurses if you require any telephone advice/support on 01527 488780.
|INTERNAL||Principal: Mr Ian Mellor||Tel: 01527 526800|
|Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr Scott Crane||Tel: 01527 526800|
|Senior Deputy DSL: Mrs Debra Downes||Tel: 01527 526800|
|Deputy DSL: Mr Ian McNally||Tel: 01527 526800|
|Chair of Governor: Mr Richard Davies||Tel: 01527 526800|
|Safeguarding Governor: Mr Richard Davies||Tel: 01527 526800|
|Single Point of Contact: (For extremism and radicalisation): Miss Francesca McCullough||Tel: 01527 526800|
|EXTERNAL||Worcestershire Children First Family Front Door (FFD)||
Tel: 01905 822666
|Emergency Duty Team (EDT) – out of office hours||Tel: 01905 768020|
|Police – Prevent (extremism and radicalisation) team:||
Tel: 01386 591835
|Police (non-emergency)||Tel: 101|
|Police (emergency)||Tel: 999|
|Childline||Tel: 0800 1111|
|NHS (non-emergency)||Tel: 111|
|Women’s Aid (24hr. Helpline)||Tel: 0800 980 3331|
|West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC)||Tel: 01905 724514|
|PAPYRUS (young persons suicide prevent team)||
Tel: 0800 0684141
Messaging Service: 07786 209697
|Samaritans||Tel: 116 123 (Free)|
|Young Minds (wellbeing)||Messaging service: 85258|
|Chat Health||Messaging Service: 07507 331750|
|Illegal Money Lending Team||0300 555 2222|