Safeguarding

Trinity Academy St Edward’s understands its responsibilities towards child protection and safeguarding. We give student safety and well-being the highest priority. We are fully committed to ensuring that our students are safe and feel safe in our academy. Our caring and supportive culture ensures that any student who needs help or support can find it and our skilled and experienced staff are trained to look out for any signs that a child may be subject to harm, taking swift and appropriate action where necessary to safeguard them.

Parents can feel confident and secure that thorough and detailed procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the academy. The academy encourages parents and children to talk freely about any concerns they may have about their child or any student within the academy. It is important that all members of the academy’s community see the academy as a safe place.

We have a number of experienced staff who are child protection trained. These staff are available to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. We also have in place a range of policies and procedures to support our safeguarding commitment. This includes our Child Protection and Safeguarding : Policy, and our Anti-bullying Policy.

Sally Fisher | Associate Assistant Principal – Inclusion and Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Part of our role is to educate children parents about how to keep themselves safe online, using mobile technology alongside understanding what is considered abuse.

Children, staff and parents are encouraged to report any concerns about any aspect of safeguarding or child protection to the safeguarding team. Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff and we may signpost children and families to receive additional support from outside agencies if this is necessary.

Useful safeguarding links

Please find below some external websites that provide advice and guidance on a range of safety issues:

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council