Safeguarding & Child Protection

The Apollo Partnership Trust fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support students.

We operate an open and accepting attitude towards children as part of its responsibility for pastoral care. Staff hope that children and parents/carers will feel free to talk about any concern and will see school as a safe place when there are difficulties.

Children’s worries and fears will be taken seriously and children are encouraged to seek help from members of staff.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
 

The immediate way of reporting a concern is to contact the Safeguarding Unit directly. The advice is to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger.

If you think a child is being neglected, physically abused or sexually abused then contact the First Response Children’s Duty Team. Phone 0116 305 0005 (this is a 24 hour a day line).  More information can be found here.

Broom Ley's Primary School

Safeguarding Policy

Broom Leys Primary School

Below you will find a link to the safeguarding Policy.
Open Policy

The Castle Rock School

Safeguarding Arrangements

The Castle Rock School

Follow the link below to learn more about The Castle Rock School Safeguarding arrangements.
Safeguarding Arrangements

The Newbridge School

Safeguarding Arrangements

The Newbridge School

Follow the link below to learn more about The Newbridge School Safeguarding arrangements.
Safeguarding Arrangements

Report Safe Guarding During Covid 19 Home Learning

If you have a concern about a child whilst schools in the area are closed, it is important that you report this via the schools website. Follow the links below.

 

Operation Encompass is an initiative that enhances communication between the police and schools where a child is at risk from domestic abuse and joins up information sharing by the involvement of children social care.

The purpose of the information sharing is to ensure schools have more information to support safeguarding of children. By knowing that the child has had this experience, the school is in a better position to understand and be supportive of the child’s needs and possible behaviours. This means that if there has been an incidence of violence in the home or that the child has been involved in/witnessed, a senior member of staff from social services will phone Mrs Farragher (as Designated Safeguarding Lead) the following morning.Without giving details, this will alert the DSL to the child’s potential needs.

A DSL will ensure that the child knows that school has been informed, so that they can be told what support is available for them should they want it.

Social services is likely to contact the DSL again in the future to conduct a “welfare check”. Operation Encompass complements existing safeguarding procedures.