Safeguarding at ARH
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
Preventing harm to children’s physical and mental health or development
Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
Meet Our Safeguarding Team
If you have any concerns or would like further guidance about keeping yourself or your children safe online, then please speak to Mr Holder.
Our two nominated Safeguarding Governors are Mr Ryan Bromyard and Mrs Karen Harvey.
You can contact any of the safeguarding team through the office on 0116 2624003.
COVID-Related Safeguarding Updates
School Nurse during School Closure
Parents and carers are still able to contact a School Nurse if they need advice or support by contacting Chat Health on 07520 615381, or by leaving a message on the School Nurse answer phone on 0116 2153232.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Support
Some national agencies have reported a significant increase in domestic abuse associated with the current pandemic, and this follows the experience of other countries. We want to do everything we can to reduce the harm this can cause.
If you require specialist domestic and sexual abuse support, please see the city council website at https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-community/emergencies-safety-and-crime/domestic-and-sexual-abuse/
If you require any support, please contact any of our school DSLs one the school number (0116 262 4003) or by email.
Please look at the flyer below for details of helplines and support resources. No one should suffer in silence – we are here for you.
Finally, a reminder that anyone can use the ‘one front door’ to contact if they have any concerns about a child’s safety and wellbeing. The number for DAS is 0116 454 1004.
Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
We have a range of policies and procedures in place to protect our staff, children and their families:
Links For Parents:
Net Aware - Your guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world
NSPCC Underwear - Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried
NSPCC Safeguarding - Everyone has a responsibility to keep children and young people safe
Think U Know - Protecting your children from abuse online
Childline - When you're online it's important to stay safe and make sure you don't share things that could put you in danger
LSRB - On this website you can access information on the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) and Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).
ConnectSafely - A collection of short, clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids, however most of these shouldn't be accessed by children under 13 years old.
FGM Centre - Find out more about FGM, including signs of it
To find out more about any of the terms used within safeguarding, please have a look at our leaflets below.