Safeguarding children

At St James’ CE Academy, we take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard both children and adults. The safety and welfare of our children is paramount throughout the school and our commitment to this is exemplified in the policies, procedures and processes that are followed.

The need for rigorous guidelines and procedures is important to ensure that this is done with understanding and clarity. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.

Safeguarding team

Safeguarding & Child Protection Co-ordinator – Miss J Strickland

Deputy Safeguarding & Child Protection Co-ordinator – Mrs N Hunter & Mrs C Moore

T: 01482 825091

What to do if you have a concern about a child

During school hours:

  • Contact the school and speak to either Miss J Strickland, Mrs N Hunter or Mrs C Moore
  • Contact the Access and Assessment team for Hull on 01482 448879

Out of school hours and during school holidays:

  • If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police via 999
  • If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of the child then contact Children’s Social Care, Access and assessment team on T: 01482 448879 (Weekdays 8.30AM-5PM) Immediate Help Team on T: 01482 300304 (After 5.00pm and weekends)

Sexual Violence, Harassment and Abuse in Educational Settings

The school is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all children. We achieve this through putting in place robust systems and procedures to manage any concerns reported. We respond immediately to any concerns raised and ensure that these are dealt with appropriately, sensitively and in a timely manner.

Children can report concerns by talking to their class teacher or any member of staff.

Parents and carers can contact our Safeguarding Team if they have a concern: please ask to speak to Miss Strickland or Mrs C Moore via the school office on 01482 825091.

NSPCC helpline

The NSPCC have set up a dedicated, confidential, helpline available to current or past victims of sexual violence or harassment, as well as parents, carers or professions with concerns.

The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is: 0800 136 663

Further Information:

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next  school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACEs.