Safeguarding and Child Protection

At GLPA, our academy community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and Procedures in place. All staff including our volunteers and supply staff are CRB/DBS checked. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is  Mrs Waddington.

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads is Mrs Hector

In addition Miss Egan, Mr Brakefield and Mrs Kirwan are all L3 advanced safeguarding practitioners.

Mrs Carlisle has overall responsibility for GLPA.

Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.  From July 2015, all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

Below is the Parent Pamphlet we have sent out to all parents outlining what this means at GLPA and a link to the most recent advice from Leeds City Website. The information provided on the site will provide people with knowledge of Prevent in Leeds, how to notice the signs of radicalisation and where to go for support. There are also links to very useful documents as well as information on the Channel programme that we hope people find useful.

Children’s mental health resources 

Omegle Website.  Feb 21

It has come to our attention that the above website is being used by under 16 year olds even though Omegle’s disclaimer states that users should be 18 or over.  Unfortunately, there is no age verification process in place. 

Omegle links up unfamiliar people for virtual video and text chats, and claims to be moderated – but has a reputation for unpredictable and shocking content. 

Global child protection groups are increasingly concerned about predators using the site to gather self-generated child sexual abuse material.  In the UK alone, traffic increased by 61%, with 3.7 million visits in December from predominantly people under the age of 34 – many of them teenagers. 

Please check your child’s devices and ensure they are not accessing this site.  

If you would like to learn more, please follow the link.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56085499