Parents should be aware that the school would take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its students.
In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be the subject to significant harm, ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) Child Protection Procedures and inform Children's Services: Social Care of their concern.
The Designated Person for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Mrs T Ramshaw. The Nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs G Hossack.
Farringdon Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Child Protection Policy (pdf)
- It has been brought to our attention that a number of students are using an app called Telloynm. The app can be linked to Instagram and Facebook accounts and allows users to anonymously message anyone and answer questions such as “what do you think of me?” inviting feedback which can be used to cyberbully users. The app also allows the anonymous posting of photos and videos. Please take a moment to check your child’s phone and delete as appropriate. Thank you
- It has come to our attention that an app named ‘House party’ is highly inappropriate. As a safeguarding measure we advise that all parents/carers check their children’s social media usage to ensure they are not accessing this app and put measures in place to monitor for this.
Prevent Leaflet (pdf)
Please find attached an updated PREVENT leaflet which explains who to contact should you have concerns for a child and need to make a referral.
Operation Endeavour is an innovative project in which schools and colleges in Northumberland are participating, and which is run in partnership with Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership and Northumbria Police.
Operation Endeavour which commences on 5th November 2019, aims to support children and young people who go missing from home. Children who go missing from home are at risk of significant harm and they may be vulnerable to sexual and/or criminal exploitation, violent crime, gang exploitation, or to drug and alcohol misuse.
As a result, following any report of a child going missing to the Police, the Police will contact Children’s Social Care who will then communicate relevant and necessary information to nominated school staff.
Each school has members of staff (key adults) who have been fully trained in liaising with the Police and Children’s Social Care when required and will ensure that the necessary support is made available to the child or young person following their return.
I believe that this project demonstrates our school’s commitment to working in partnership to safeguard and protect children, and to providing the best possible care and support for our pupils.
Farringdon Community Academy is an operational encompass school.