Nova Hreod Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Penny King who can be contacted on 01793 528800. Designated Safeguarding Persons are the first points of contact for parents, students, teaching and non-teaching staff, members of the public and external agencies in all matters of child protection. They co-ordinate the child protection procedures in the School and work with the HR Officer to ensure an ongoing training programme for all School employees. Designated Safeguarding Persons receive appropriate training at least every two years.
Designated Safeguarding Persons will advise and act upon all suspicion, belief and evidence of abuse reported to them and will liaise with the Social Care Department and other agencies on behalf of the School. If the Designated Safeguarding Lead is unavailable, his duties will be carried out by the Headteacher, or an Assistant Headteacher, as appropriate. Any allegations against members of staff should immediately be referred to the Headteacher who will inform the Designated Safeguarding Persons and the appointed Governor with special responsibility for child protection (Mr Paddy Bradley). If the Principal is the subject of a complaint, these duties are carried out by Mr Paddy Bradley in liaison with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).
The Government has published guidance relating to Radicalisation in schools, on their website Prevent Duty Guidance: England and Wales
Nova Hreod Academy: Protecting Vulnerable Young People from Radicalisation
Nova Hreod Academy: Extremism and Radicalisation