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ACADEMY AND LOCAL AUTHORITY CONTACT DETAILS
WHITE HOUSE ACADEMY

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Lee Drinkwater (Interim Head of school)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr James Gibbs (Assistant Head)

The Nominated Governor for safeguarding children is: Mr Martin Keightley

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policy documents can be seen on the STEP Academy website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Online Safety

The best way to help your child to be  safe when using the internet is to talk to them and make sure they understand a few simple rules which can be found in our Parent Online Safety Sheet for Parents and Carers.

Below you can find links to ChildNet Online  and a large variety of links to some useful websites. Also, we have now added printable guides for keeping your child safe when using smartphones, tablets, X-Box etc.

Additional Online Safety Links

PREVENT STRATEGY

As part of White House Academy’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent StrategyAs part of our annual Safeguarding trainings, we ensure that members of our team are aware of governmental priorities. This is included as part of th KS2 curriculum and training is completed annually for staff.

What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. As described in official documents published by Her Majesty’s Government, the Prevent Strategy:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

If you are concerned that a Governor or potential Governor may have links to extremism or that child might be at risk of extremism, or if you have any other concern about extremism at White House Academy, please contact the Department for Education’s helpline on counter.extremism@education.gsi.gov.uk or 020 7340 7264. Parents/carers can also find some more information on the Educate Against Hate website by the DfE.

Further details are also available in the STEP Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation and British Values Policy

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