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Safeguarding

Act Fast NL Ltd is highly committed to Safeguarding and working together to ensure that our students are safe and with our help, able to grow. 

If you are concerned about a child, please contact John, our Safeguarding Lead at john@actfast-nl.co.uk

You can also contact our office on 01724 856868

Safeguarding at Act Fast NL Ltd 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility within a school. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all staff at Act Fast make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

Safeguarding includes the establishment and implementation of procedures to protect children from deliberate harm, however, safeguarding also encompasses all aspects of pupils' health, safety and well-being. 

Site safety is also of paramount importance and an active part of our safeguarding commitment

Act Fast is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school and all our staff, governors and volunteers have the relevant and up to date Child Protection training.

All North Lincolnshire schools, including Act Fast, follow the CMARS procedures (Children’s Multi-Agency Resilience and Safeguarding Board). The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents and carers about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents and carers. The school’s child protection policy is available to view publicly through the school’s policies webpage.

School Commitment

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: John Regan.

Act Fast is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its staff and students. Each child’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse e.g. those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ref. KCSiE para 107), and those living in adverse circumstances. We recognise that children who have been subjected to abuse or neglect may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging, and we recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our students.

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Safeguarding Lead                                john@actfast-nl.co.uk

Deputy Safeguarding Lead                 Kathyc@actfast-nl.co.uk

Staff Training

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All staff, employed at Act Fast School, undertake accredited Level 1 Safeguarding Training annually and refresher training midway through the academic year. As per statutory procedure, all employees also complete Prevent Training every two years. In addition to this, as part of their CPD, all staff complete other relevant training, relating to safeguarding and child protection, at regular intervals throughout the year, including online safety. The table outlines the main safeguarding certifications held by our Safeguarding and SLT Team.  

Prevent

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As part of Act Fast’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

At our school we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). All our staff have completed Prevent training on what Prevent is about and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school.

Health and Welfare

Please inform the school if your child has any specific problems or difficulties e.g. allergies, dietary problems etc.

Staff can only administer prescribed and named medication which needs to be taken during school hours and parents must complete an authorisation form. Please request one from the school office.

Please ensure that school is informed of any changes to contact and emergency details.

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Domestic Abuse

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Our school is part of Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass is a national police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience domestic violence and abuse, and which is in place in every police force in England and Wales.

Children were recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the 2021 Domestic Abuse Act.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information with our school about all police attended Domestic Abuse incidents which involve any of our children PRIOR to the start of the next school day

Make a Safeguarding referral

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