Meet the Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Our Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Donna Payley
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children: Mrs Katie Painter
Safeguarding Statement for Parents and Carers
Tudor Grange Academy Yew Tree ensures that all children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught and offered support to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and to avoid situations where they might be at risk, including being exploited by others.
The academy has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the academy will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral.
However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The academy follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.
Safeguarding is a priority at Tudor Grange Primary Academy Yew Tree. We work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils. We also work with other agencies to ensure that our school has adequate arrangements to identify, assess and support children.
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Safeguarding News & Events:
WAKE UP WEDNESDAY – ‘What Parents Need to Know About Roblox’
Please visit National Online Safety for more information about how to keep your child safe whilst playing ‘Roblox’, a popular online video game.
ONLINE GAMBLING AND YOUNG PEOPLE – MONDAY 1st MARCH 2021
Lorna Ponambalum is a highly-experienced designated safeguarding lead and senior leadership education professional. She supports staff to develop and implement safeguarding systems to ensure children’s safety is prioritised. During the pandemic, there has been a significant rise i online gambling, affecting adults and children alike. In this week’s post, Lorna provides knowledge and advice on the subject with signposts to available support.
SAFER INTERNET DAY – TUESDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2021
Tuesday 9th February 2021 is Safer Internet Day and this year’s theme is ‘An Internet We Can Trust: exploring reliability in the online world’. Our children are using the internet now more than ever before so it is vitally important that we equip them with the skills needed to be able to discern what they can and cannot trust on the internet. For more information about Safer Internet Day visit www.saferinternet.org.uk or to sign up for online safety courses designed specifically for parents visit www.nationalonlinesafety.com
CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK – 1st FEBRUARY TO 7th FEBRUARY 2021
Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place from 1st to 7th February 2021. This year’s theme is Express Yourself. Please click on the link below for more information.
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY – EBAY
What Parents and Carers Need to Know About eBay – Thursday 21st January 2021
Already well established as one of the giants of the online shopping arena, eBay has prospered even further during the pandemic. Locked-down buyers have luxuriated in having more time to root out bargains, while sellers aim to recoup cash for unwanted items they’ve unearthed while decluttering. Since 1995, eBay has offered mutually beneficial solutions for purchasers and vendors alike.
But because eBay’s so familiar, does that mean it’s without risk? What are the possible issues and scams to look out for? And can you trust all the listings on the site? This #WakeUpWednesday, make sure our free guide to eBay goes into your basket.
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY – FAKE NEWS Thursday 14th January 2021
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY – WHATSAPP Monday 7th December 2020
Please see the link below for information regarding WhatsApp deleting messages after seven days.
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY – LEGO AND CYBERBULLYING Monday 7th December 2020
Please see the link below for some information about what LEGO are doing to help stop cyberbullying.
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY – ANTI-BULLYING UPDATE – Wednesday 25th November 2020
Please see the link below for an update on 14 Ways to Be Kind:
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY – XBOX X/S – Wednesday 11th November 2020
Please see the link below for information about the new Xbox X/S. Parents should note that the two versions are quite different and in the guide you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as age-inappropriate games.
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY – MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – Friday 6th November 2020
Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/ for a monthly update. November is now available.
NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY – WAKE UP WEDNESDAY 4th November 2020
National Online Safety website. A new article every Wednesday. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/ for the weekly updates.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY – Saturday 10th October 2020