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SAFEGUARDING

OUR STUDENTS

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Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
OUR STUDENTS

King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We believe that:

  • All young people have the right to be protected from harm;
  • Young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
  • Young people need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
  • All young people have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
  • All young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
  • All young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable young person will achieve better educationally;
  • Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk-taking behaviours; and
  • All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.
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Academy safeguarding update for all parents:- NCA issues urgent warning about ‘sextortion’

Following a big increase in the number of teenagers, particularly boys, who have been tricked into sharing naked images online the National Crime Agency has put out a UK wide alert.

Sextortion involves deliberately lying to and grooming a child, in order to get them to share an intimate image.

The perpetrator will then use the image to try and blackmail the victim. Children are particularly vulnerable and there has been an increase in the number of reported incidents across the globe.

Below are links to the original article by the NCA and todays BBC news report. Both contain advice on how you can protect and support your child.

NCA issues urgent warning about ‘sextortion’ - National Crime Agency

Pupils get rare alert over dangers of sextortion - BBC News

Should you require further support around this issue or advice, please contact the Academy and request a call from the safeguarding team on 0121 647 2471. You can also contact us by email using the student wellbeing form found at the following link - Safeguarding - King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there's no medical reason for this to be done. It's illegal in the UK and is child abuse.

FGM should be reported directly to the Police. Use the flow chart below.

KEVI Safeguarding website

Click this link to visit the King Edward VI Foundation Safeguarding website (link opens an external website in a new window)

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Safeguarding is defined as

Protecting children from maltreatment


Preventing impairment of children’s mental health, physical health or development


Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care


Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes


POLICIES

AND DOCUMENTATION

We will fulfil our local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents.

All staff receive annual Safeguarding and Child Protection and Prevent update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staff are vigilant and are confident in applying our Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding includes child protection, mental health, individual health care plans, health and safety, site security, online safety, anti-bullying work and so much more.

WHO WE ARE

MEET THE TEAM

Steve Miller

DSL

Assistant Vice Principal

Denise Hopkins

Deputy DSL

Attendance and Family Support Co-ordinator

Bryan Elcock

Deputy DSL

Pastoral

Do you need help? Being a parent isn’t easy

Parenting can be wonderful and rewarding, but it can also be difficult. Most parents experience moments of feeling overwhelmed.

Fear not, there is a lot of early support available, why not ask to speak to your child’s Head of House, Pastoral manager or Denise Hopkins (Family Support & Home liaison coordinator) at the Academy to discuss options available or alternatively take a look at some of the links on this page.

STUDENT WELLBEING

Promoting student wellbeing helps create a better overall experience for students, which ultimately benefits everyone. If students are able to find support, advice and information and to develop coping skills for life, they are more likely to continue with and be successful in their academic studies, enjoy their student experience and contribute more positively to student life.

Life can be challenging, but we can support if you are feeling anxious, worried or just want to talk. There is always someone you can speak to, here at KESH, if you are worried or concerned about something. Your Pastoral Manager, Head of Year, Form Tutor, our Family Support Officer and councillor, Student Support office, or any other member of staff you feel comfortable talking to. 

Email your concerns to safeandwell@keshacademy.com and we will get back to you with support and advice asap.

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Student Wellbeing Form

Whatever is on your mind, you can contact the Academy by filling in this form and we will follow up your concern.

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The Trust

King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Tel: 0121 472 1147. https://kingedwardvifoundation.co.uk

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