Statement of Intent
University Academy Holbeach is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Every pupil should be able to participate in all academy activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by or invited to deliver services at or to the academy. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying. University Academy Holbeach is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people through rigorous application of Safer Recruitment processes. All applications for staff positions in the academy are thoroughly vetted in accordance with policy. DBS checks are undertaken for all staff and for volunteers who work on a regular basis in the academy.
We follow the procedures set out by the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) and follow the of guidance issued by the DfE. All these procedures are set out in our safeguarding policy, which is updated annually.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please do not hesitate to contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead or a Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
If you suspect or believe a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer significant harm (including any form of mistreatment or abuse) you should AT ALL TIMES report your concerns.
- If there is no immediate danger to the child, or if you need some advice or information, you can contact the Children Services Customer Service Centre on 01522 782111 (if you are a member of the public).
- If it is outside of normal office hours, you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01522 782333.
- In an emergency always dial 999
Our Safeguarding Team
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