Viking Academy Trust are fully committed to the wellbeing and safety of all of our children. We adhere strictly to all required and recommended safeguarding procedures and regularly audit our procedures to reflect best practice.
VIKING statement of intent for safeguarding
The Viking Academy Trust has developed a Statement of Intent for safeguarding across its schools to ensure all:
- Have a Designated Safeguarding Lead who has overall accountability for safeguarding in their school.
- Have Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads who are the point of contact for pupils, parents and staff for areas of responsibility including Looked after Children, Early Help and online safety and who promote the educational achievement of vulnerable children by ensuring that staff have the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to keeping our children safe.
- Have a Trust Safeguarding Leader with overarching responsibility to ensure Viking schools meet all statutory responsibilities.
- A member of the Board of Trustees is appointed a Trust Safeguarding Governor Lead who works alongside a designated Governor in each of our Viking schools.
- Local Advisory Board (LAB) meetings review and scrutinise Safeguarding as part of their responsibilities.
- Have in place safeguarding arrangements which are designed to take account of all possible safeguarding issues including Child Sexual Exploitation, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and Preventing Radicalisation
- Robustly adhere to safer recruitment practises
- Working alongside a school’s existing safeguarding processes, use EduKey to record, monitor and review child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of pastoral and welfare issues.
- Have arrangements for working together with other agencies and for sharing information with other professionals.
- Take account of their local authority’s procedures and practices established by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and comply with any requests from that Board.
- Have in place effective child protection, whistleblowing and staff code of conduct policies and procedures.
- Develop a culture of listening to children and take account of their wishes and feelings.
- Provide appropriate supervision and support for staff including undertaking safeguarding induction and training.
- Follow clear policies for dealing with allegations against people who work with children.
- Have clear procedures in place to handle allegations of abuse against children.
- Teach children the skills they need to help safeguard themselves, including online safety through teaching and learning opportunities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.
- Put in place appropriate safeguarding responses to children who go missing from education.
- Fulfil all their statutory responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Please click on the picture of our school logo to take you to your school Safeguarding login page: