At Archway Learning Trust, the governors and staff fully recognise the contribution the academies within the Trust make to safeguarding children. We recognise that the safety and protection of all students is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in providing early help, protecting students from harm. We believe that as an academy we should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment, which promotes the social, physical, emotional and moral development of all students. In delivering this ambition we will adhere to the principles set out in the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 statutory guidance, as well as in collaboration with Derby & Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
All staff within the academy receive robust and regular training in order to discharge their safeguarding duties to the highest of standards, ensuring that every one of our students feels safe, secure and listened to. We place great value on educating students in keeping themselves safe through a comprehensive programme, including a tailored Citizenship programme; and a team of staff dedicated to provide pastoral care, guidance and support. Our relationship with the local authority and other front-line agencies enables us to provide a holistic platform for our students to flourish and achieve.
Should you wish to speak to a member of our safeguarding team please do not hesitate to contact them by using the following email link; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs V Raynor
Trust Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs H Stubbs
Interim Designated Safeguarding & Inclusion Lead
Mrs C Heffern
Mrs C Watson
Out of hours help
There may be periods of time such as the academy holidays where you require support or guidance; please see information provided below that will signpost you to relevant agencies:
- Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 533190
- First Contact (Derby City Council Social Services): 01332 641172
- Child Line 0800 1111
- Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
- Suspicion that a young person is at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation- contact Safe and Sound 01332 362120
- Advice, support and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000
Police 101 (999 in an emergency)
Crime stoppers UK 0800 555 111
Letters / Concern
Stopping Domestic Abuse Together (SDAT)
SDAT is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Children’s Services.
As part of SDAT, Derbyshire Police will notify the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead of every incident of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this is to help schools with responses to domestic abuse by helping them support children and their families exposed to or involved in domestic abuse. This may mean talking to students about their experiences, raising awareness through classroom discussion and schools activities, and helping victims and families by providing to them signposting information.
Lees Brook Community School is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.