Corby Business Academy believes that it is of the upmost importance to have good systems for protecting and safeguarding the welfare of all the students. This means that all those who work with the students in the Academy must be alert to possible concerns and report these appropriately and in a timely manner.
In order to protect our students at Corby Business Academy, it is our aim to:
- Create an atmosphere where all the students feel safe, secure, valued and listened to
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse
- Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
Corby Business Academy will support all students by:
- Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying
- Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the Academy
All the staff at Corby Business Academy should be aware that:
- Their role is to listen and record carefully any observations, which could indicate concern/abuse
- They should not attempt to investigate, once the initial concern is raised
- They should involve the Safeguarding Officer/Designated Person immediately
- If the Safeguarding Officer/Designated Person is not available, the Principal should be contacted
- A disclosure of abuse or harm could be made at anytime
- Prior to external agencies being invited into the Academy to work with our students or to carry out work on the premises, all relevant DBS checks and identification has been seen/verified.
If a staff member has a concern, that a child is being harmed or is at risk of harm or receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally), they must contact one the following:
- Safeguarding Officer – Mrs Elaine Pickford
- Vice Principal and Designated Person – Mr Mark Brennan
- Vice Principal and deputy Designated Person – Mrs Ruth Hurcombe
- Associate Principal and Designated Person – Mrs Janina Taylor
Key Personnel for parental contact
If a parent has any concerns of a safeguarding nature then please contact any of the key personnel below on 01536 303120 or by email at the following email addresses:-
The Designated Senior Manager for child protection is Mark Brennan
Contact details: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Deputy Designated Senior Manager is Ruth Hurcombe
Contact details: email: email@example.com
The nominated Child Protection Governor is Avril Bartley Smith
Contact details: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Associate Principal is Janina Taylor
Contact details: email: email@example.com
For further information on safeguarding The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding children can be found at the following link.
The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding and Child Protection is to;
· Protect children from maltreatment;
· Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
· Ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
· and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Other Safeguarding agencies
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
The MASH can advise on whether a family needs early help or whether they meet the threshold for statutory child protection. Telephone: 0300 126 1000
Out of hours service
Should you need to contact children's Social Care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone the out of hours team on 01604 626938. An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact details. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.
For more information and useful safeguarding links click here.