Safeguarding

In October 2019, the Government released new guidance for ensuring the safety of all children in schools entitled ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education.’ The document seeks to outline the responsibilities of people who work in schools to keep children safe at all times.

At Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy, we recognise that there is nothing more important that we do than keeping children safe when they are in school and this is our primary objective as educators. We firmly believe that safe and happy children are more likely to enjoy coming to school and to be successful. We strive to keep children safe at all times in two ways:

  1. By ensuring that we provide a clean, tidy and safe environment in which students can learn and study
  2. By reacting when we have concerns for the safety of children and when we feel they are at risk/in danger

Particularly with regard to the second of these points, we make no apologies when we feel the need to contact Children’s Services and/or the Police. The staff of Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy are fully committed to the safeguarding and protection of our young people and we will do everything in our power to ensure that they are kept safe from harm.


What to do if you have concerns about one of our students

If you have concerns about the safety of one of our students

YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILTY TO ACT!

Contacting the school

Should you need to contact the school during this period of closure it would be better, due to the limited number of staff in school, to contact us via email, office@christtheking.notts.sch.uk

Safeguarding contact whilst the school is temporarily closed

If you have any concerns about either the physical or emotional well-being of a Christ the King student, the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead will be contactable during school hours

Marissa Tyrrell – mtyrrell@christtheking.notts.sch.uk Tel: 07812981857

Should you need to, you can also contact:

Joanne Love, Headteacher – jlove@christtheking.notts.sch.uk Tel 01159556262

Moira Dales, Lead DSL for the Trust m.dales@ololcatholicmat.co.uk Tel: 07852 133 114.

You should also report your safeguarding concerns directly to your local authority safeguarding team. If you are a Nottinghamshire county resident, please call the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub 0300 500 80 80 during working hours or call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546 out of working hours.

If you are a Nottingham city resident, please call Children and Families direct on 0115 876 4800

In an emergency call 999 and to report a crime call 101.

It is important to ensure pupils use the internet responsibly and safely, with this in mind, please see below some useful resource’s about internet safety:

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/esafety-leaflets-resources/#age_guide  

Internet-matters-Parent-Age-Guides-11-13        

Internet-matters-Parent-Age-Guides-14 

Internet-Matters-Secondary-School-Guide-A4 

Health and Wellbeing Information

We are currently experiencing unprecedented times and the challenges associated with self-isolating can put extra pressure on our mental wellbeing. We have included below some useful information to support you and your child:

Students-advice-while-isolated

Activities to support mental being

If you are struggling please reach out for support from teachers, family and friends. There are other online support services such as:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/

www.Kooth.com