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 is:

Mrs Shiv Ressel

The Queen Elizabeth Academy

Witherley Road

Atherstone

CV9 1LZ

Telephone school: 01827 712477

Telephone emergency and school holiday contact: 07903 621976

Email enquiries for our Safeguarding Team to: info@tqea.org.uk

Mrs Shiv Ressel is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Lead for Looked After Children.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Angela Parsons.

Our additional Safeguarding Lead is Mr Neil Harding.

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 2020. 

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.

Evacuation Strategy

Our local Extreme Evacuation arrangements are with Racemeadow Primary School where we will gather and then contact parents/carers  to update them of our position.

Student safeguarding – Go to adult

Every child at TQEA is made aware of their safeguarding arrangements in the school on their first day of the school year and identify their Go-to adult.

Prevent Strategy

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.

For Warwickshire Safeguarding information:

Please click here to visit their website.

Further safeguarding and online safety advice

https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/ has great resources for online safety.
https://reportharmfulcontent.com/ is a great website that pupils or family members can report bullying/inappropriate content.  It also gives advice on what students/parents should do if they have a concern.  It gives the direct links to all the websites/apps our students use.

 

NSPCC (for adults)                       0808 800 5000

NSPCC advice for parents and carers on talking about difficult topics with their children

Child Line (for young people)        0800 1111

Gov UK (advice and information regarding the reporting of child abuse 

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Anti-bullying alliance

Stonewall

Parent Zone for Online Safety

Mental health and well being bank of services, supporting students, staff and parents with emotional health

Mental Health Bank of Services

Further safeguarding and online safety advice

https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/ has great resources for online safety.
https://reportharmfulcontent.com/ is a great website that pupils or family members can report bullying/inappropriate content.  It also gives advice on what students/parents should do if they have a concern.  It gives the direct links to all the websites/apps our students use.

 

NSPCC (for adults)                       0808 800 5000

NSPCC advice for parents and carers on talking about difficult topics with their children

Child Line (for young people)        0800 1111

Gov UK (advice and information regarding the reporting of child abuse 

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Anti-bullying alliance

Stonewall

Parent Zone for Online Safety

Mental health and well being bank of services, supporting students, staff and parents with emotional health

Mental Health Bank of Services

Further safeguarding and online safety advice

https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/ has great resources for online safety.
https://reportharmfulcontent.com/ is a great website that pupils or family members can report bullying/inappropriate content.  It also gives advice on what students/parents should do if they have a concern.  It gives the direct links to all the websites/apps our students use.

 

NSPCC (for adults)                       0808 800 5000

NSPCC advice for parents and carers on talking about difficult topics with their children

Child Line (for young people)        0800 1111

Gov UK (advice and information regarding the reporting of child abuse 

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Anti-bullying alliance

Stonewall

Parent Zone for Online Safety

Mental health and well being bank of services, supporting students, staff and parents with emotional health

Mental Health Bank of Services