We all have a statutory duty to Safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this education setting or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with the appropriate member of the safeguarding team straight away.
Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of staff within the school. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters, we would rather you tell us things which turn out to be small, than miss a worrying situation.
However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of Safeguarding Team using the contact details below. If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.
School work with professionals to help families get support that they require. School can refer to a Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) who can work with us to identify what support is required, On some occasions school will need to work with the family to do a Family Common Assessment Framework (FCAF) which gathers information about the whole family.
We support Sheffield Childrens Safeguarding Partnership and the academy has adopted the policies and procedures found here.
During weekends and school holidays you will not be able to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Designated Safeguarding Deputies. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person during these times please contact the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on 0114 2734855 (24 hour service)
If you think a child or a young person is in immediate danger please call Police on 999 at any time.
If you have concerns about safeguarding at Forge Valley, contact Local Authority Designated Officer(LADO) on (0114) 2734628 or (0114) 273 6239.
Please email concerns here - In interests of security please do not include child’s name but their initials and form group.
Is an initiative which enhances communication between the police and schools where a child is at risk from domestic abuse. The purpose of the information sharing is to ensure schools have more information to support safeguarding of children. By knowing that the child has had this experience, the school is in a better position to understand and be supportive of the child's needs and possible behaviours. Operation Encompass will complement existing safeguarding procedures.
Please see the link below for further details. https://www.operationencompass.org
IDAS - Independent Domestic Abuse Services – visit idas.org.uk or call free and confidential helpline 0808 808 2241
Women’s Aid National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel:0808 2000 247
Free phone 24 hour
Rape Crisis National Helpline
Tel:0808 802 9999
Mens Advice Line
Tel: 0808 801 0327
Tel 116 123
Free phone 24 hour
GALOP national LBGT + domestic abuse helpline
Tel 0800 999 5428
Sheffield Domestic Abuse