At Workington Academy we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students and their families are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow recognised procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection.
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
- ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Please contact Miss H Smith Designated Safeguarding Lead if you have safeguarding or child protection concerns.
All visitors are requested to report to reception where they must sign in and collect a visitor’s badge. It is our academy policy that all visitors are collected and escorted at all times whilst on the academy site to ensure the safety of students.
Useful information for parents
National Online Safety https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides
CEOP for Parents/Carers https://parentinfo.org/
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. The Whitehaven Academy engages with this scheme.
Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership
Every Local Authority area has an Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). LSCB’s are responsible for ensuring agencies work together to safeguard children and for testing how effectively this happens. The Cumbria LSCB became The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) in 2019.