The Queen Elizabeth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To achieve this commitment, we ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding and child protection processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Lead for Looked After Children is Mrs Shiv Ressel.
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Angela Parsons.
Our additional Safeguarding Lead is Mr Andrew Wilson.
The designated governor for safeguarding is Mrs Ann Webb.
Our Online Safety Officer is Mrs Shelley Knight.
All adults who work at our academy have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies;
- Policies can be accessed here
All adults are expected to read the DfE guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2019.
Should it be easier for you, the London Grid for Learning had translated these into a number of languages. These translations can be found here
This should be read alongside the statutory guidance Working together to Safeguard Children and departmental advice What to do if you are worried a child is being abused – Advice for Practitioners. All adults at TQEA are made aware of the NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line on 0800 028 0285. This service provides support to employees needing to raise concerns about how their organisation has handled a child protection concern.
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism or extremist causes. The strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism. All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. TQEA is committed to protecting our young people from extremist and violent views, and to teaching them values such as tolerance and mutual respect. We provide a safe environment for pupils to discuss any issue so they better understand how to protect themselves.
TQEA Parent prevent leaflet.
All TQEA staff receive Prevent Strategy training. Here is a link to the Department of Education’s paper on The Prevent Duty
Please see this NSPCC video for Parents/Carers worried about radicalisation:
Further safeguarding and online safety advice
NSPCC (for adults) 0808 800 5000
Child Line (for young people) 0800 1111
Mental health and well being bank of services, supporting students, staff and parents with emotional health