Safeguarding

Ash Trees Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  Our recruitment and selection policy reflects this and is in line with SSCB guidelines.  Safeguarding concerns are handled sensitively and professionally by appropriately trained, designated staff who are committed to supporting student well-being.

The safeguarding of our young people is of paramount importance to us, particularly taking into consideration their complex additional needs.  This means that sometimes their behaviours can be misunderstood and misinterpreted by those around them.  We work closely as a team which includes our SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator), specialist SALT (Speech and Language Therapist), Occupational Therapists and a range of other specially trained staff.

Externally we liaise with a range of professional including CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health), CYPS (Children and Young People’s Service), Health professionals and Social Care to ensure that our young people feel safe and are protected from harm.

Jackie May Designated Safeguarding Lead
Wendy Coates Designated Safeguarding Deputy
Rebecca Dargan Designated Safeguarding Deputy
Graeme Musson Designated Safeguarding Deputy

 

Ascent Safeguarding Lead

Sharon Brown

 

Ascent Personal Development, Behaviour, Welfare and Attendance Lead

Shaun Ingyon

 

Ascent Safeguarding Trustee

David Barker

 

Ascent Trustee for LAC (Looked After Children) and PDBWA (Personal Development, Behaviour, Welfare and Attendance)

Roy Patel

 

Safeguarding Policies

Child Protection Policy Oct 17

Please note  – Our Child Protection Policy is currently being reviewed.  During this time our existing Child Protection policy must be followed in conjunction with statutory guidance, to ensure that the welfare of students is paramount in all of our safeguarding arrangements. (September 2018)

 

Information Sharing – Safeguarding

Inspecting Safeguarding in Maintained Schools and Academies

 

Information Sharing Protocol

 

Useful links: Statutory Guidance