The safety of the children who attend Fulwood Academy is of the up most importance to the parents/carers, staff and Governors.
What is safeguarding?
Every member of our school is committed to the safeguarding of pupils, staff and families. We ensure that any concern raised is responded to with rigour, and record all incidents and communications.
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:
• Protecting children and from abuse and maltreatment
• Preventing harm to children’s health or development
• Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
• Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes
To ensure that concerns raised are appropriately dealt with, we, as a school, work with a range of partners across a range of professional services. We make referrals to social care, Lancashire Police, the Early Action Team and other organisations who work to ensure the physical and emotional treatment of those in our community is fair and appropriate.
Please contact the school immediately if you feel you have a concern regarding the welfare of a member of Fulwood Academy’s community. Concerns may be passed to the appropriate Head of House via telephone or email. Mrs Alexander and Ms Wells are the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads and will respond to concerns raised, ensuring that the school’s processes and policies are followed.
We appreciate that sometimes these issues may be challenging for parents and pupils. We will always work to support our community working closely with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Counselling Services and a range of other organisations.
The Sharp System
To view our Safeguarding Policy please click here
For safeguarding concerns email: email@example.com
For bullying concerns email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fulwood Academy: Blackbull Lane, Preston, PR2 9YR
Main Switchboard: 01772 719060
Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Alexander and Ms Wells (Assistant Principal) are the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL), (previously known as the ‘named person’) for child protection who have received appropriate training and support for this role. In Mrs Alexander or Ms Wells’ absence members of the Safeguarding Team are available: Mr Chagas, Mr Freear, Miss Roberston or Mrs Nightingale
The nominated governor (Mr David Walker) is responsible for child protection.
Other areas of interest
Click to see more information on the following safeguarding topics:
- Be Aware - information regarding certain apps available to children which could be areas for concern.
- Safeguarding Newsletters
- Mental Health
- Useful Links
- Make a report on the Sharp System
- Coping with exams
- Operation Encompass