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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future

Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)

  • Caron Johnson - Headteacher
  • Fiona May - Deputy Head

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)

  • Gwen Webb - SENCO
  • Rebecca Jones - Welfare and Attendance Lead
  • Joanne Skinner - Interventions Lead

Safeguarding Statement

The Inspiring Change MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.

We have policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, together with recording and monitoring processes.

To promote a safe environment for students, we employ a strict selection and recruitment process which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities ranging from basic awareness for all to Designated Safeguarding Lead for key staff. Other safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and governors. The training is monitored and comprehensive records are kept.

All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Safeguarding Leads’. Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.

Student attendance is monitored closely and concerns shared as appropriate with parents/carers, Medway Council’s Attendance Advisory Service, Social Care and the school Safeguarding team.

We work effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.

If you have any serious concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at The Rowans please do not hesitate to contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.