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Safeguarding

At Netherhall Learning Campus High School the senior members of staff and Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are Miss Suzy Mattock, Assistant Head, Inclusion and Ms Samantha Diskin, Safeguarding Lead.

Both DSL's undertake Level 3 child protection training and training in inter-agency working, which is kept up to date with refresher and new training on an annual basis. Staff are supported by the DSL and the DSL is supported by The Principal and the Safeguarding Governor.

All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers, are provided with the Netherhall Learning Campus High School safeguarding guidelines and policy and are informed of the safeguarding arrangements on induction.

All staff share an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our school
  • Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school

All staff and governors at the Netherhall Learning Campus High School undertake training on safeguarding children that enables them to fulfil their responsibilities in respect of child protection effectively. The training is refreshed on a regular basis to keep staff knowledge and skills up to date.

All staff follow the West Yorkshire Consortium Safeguarding Children Procedures which are consistent with "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015", "Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016" and "What to do if you are worried a child is being abused 2015". Through their day-to-day contact with students, staff have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe. Parents and carers should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may be at risk, the school is required, as a part of local safeguarding procedures, to report their concerns to Referral and Response immediately.

View the NLC Safeguarding Policy

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Sam Diskin - Designated Safeguarding Lead

The Prevent Agenda

From 1st July 2015 all schools have a due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and or violent extremism; this duty is known as the Prevent Duty.

The Prevent Duty, June 2015, DFE:

Click here to download advice for schools and childcare providers.

What is Prevent?

• One element of the Home Offices Counter Terrorism Strategy
• A team of staff work across Kirklees as part of the Prevent strategy and to support school’s.
• The 4 Ps:
• Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks
• Protect: strengthen the UK’s protection against a terrorist attack
• Prepare: where a terrorist attack cannot be stopped, mitigate its impact
• Prevent: the prevent agenda

“Provides a template for challenging extremist ideas and terrorist actions”

The Prevent Strategy

• Aims to prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The three key themes (the 3 I’s)
• Ideologies: respond the ideological challenge we face from those supporting terrorism
• Individuals: provide support and advice to vulnerable individuals, preventing them from being drawn into terrorism
• Institutions: work with Universities, colleges and schools to address the risk of radicalisation and violent extremism

The Role of Prevent and Education

• All staff at Netherhall Learning Campus and the Governors have completed Prevent Training and are scheduled to complete WRAP (Working to Raise Awareness of Prevent) Training during this academic year. All staff are confident about the referral process in school if they suspect a student is being radicalised or drawn into extremist behaviour.
• All students have completed assemblies and further tutor time activities based on the Prevent agenda that has outlined to them all what action to take if they have any concerns about anyone and who they should speak to at school if they suspect someone is at risk of radicalisation.
• The Prevent agenda is part of the British Values and SMSC work that is taking place at Netherhall and students regularly discuss the main aspects of our Core Values (British Values) at Netherhall:

Tolerance
Mutual Respect
Democracy
Honesty
Positive Behaviour for Learning

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• New counter terrorism bill places a statutory duty on schools to help prevent young people being radicalised:

“Frontline staff should understand Prevent, be able to recognise vulnerabilities to radicalisation and know where to get to seek further help “

Home Office, December 2014

Other duties on schools include:

• effective partnership working with other local agencies, eg. LSCB, police, health, etc.
• information sharing
• maintaining appropriate records
• assessing local risk of extremism (including Far Right extremism)
• demonstrating they are protecting children
• developing clear protocols for visiting speakers
• safeguarding policies that take account of LSCB policies and procedures
• training staff to give them knowledge and confidence
• ensuring there is robust ICT protocols that filter out extremist materials
• school buildings must not be used to give a platform to extremists

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Report Safeguarding Issues

If you have any issues relating to child protection please contact:

 

Mrs Samantha Diskin (Safeguarding Officer)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
01484 382140
diskins@nlconline.org.uk

Miss Suzy Mattock (Assistant Head)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
01484 382140
mattocks@nlconline.org.uk

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board
www.kirkleessafeguardingchildren.co.uk If you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being you should call and speak to someone at one of the following numbers:

Referral and Response (Duty Social Worker):

01484 456848

Kirklees Emergency Duty Team (Out of office hours)
01484 414933

NSPCC Helpline:
0808 800 5000
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk
Text: 88858 (free service)

West Yorkshire Police Child Protection Units
01924 431134

Useful contacts

Locala School Nurses
Keeping Children Safe
Anti Bullying Alliance
KidScape
ChildLine
NSPCC
Forced Marriage
DFE
Guidance Document - Keeping Children Safe in Education

Childline - advice on dealing with sexting.

Internet Safety
ThinkYouKnow               CEOP               Educate Against Hate

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline
0800 028 3550
fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

E Safety for Parents and Students

Our students are regularly updated with comprehensive e-safety guidance throughout their experience at the Netherhall Learning Campus High School. We deliver key messages via our e-safety lessons as part of the ICT curriculum. Assemblies are also used as key opportunities to update students on e-safety. Our DSL, Samantha Diskin has attended a number of CEOP training events and this information is cascaded to students and staff.

The school has a secure network and ICT facilities that filter our internet and email systems to ensure students are safe when using the school's ICT systems.

We are committed to raising e-safety awareness amongst our students and it is an integral part of our safeguarding profile. The CEOP and ThinkUKnow links on our website provide further e-safety advice should you require this.

If you would like further information, please contact Sam Diskin or Suzy Mattock at school.

Useful Links for Parents and Students

Reporting abuse at CEOP
http://ceop.police.uk/

ThinkUKnow
www.thinkuknow.co.uk

View our eSafety Leaflet.

Report an E Safety Issue

If you are concerned about any issues regarding E Safety, please report this via the CEOP website http://ceop.police.uk/, alternatively, you can contact either Samantha Diskin or Suzy Mattock on 01484 221892.

www.educateagainsthate.com

The government has recently launched a new website aimed at supporting parents, teachers and school leaders in implementing the Prevent Duty.


There are some useful resources on the website including written advice and signposting to other organisations.

The Educate Against Hate website is best viewed in Google Chrome browser.

 

Child Mental Health

There is a new package of support and advice available to parents and school professionals who identify causes for concern around many safeguarding issues relating to child mental health and also wider safeguarding issues including online risk taking behaviour.

It is produced my MindED for families and is supported by the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Coalition.

Please follow this link MindED

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Netherhall High School
Netherhall Avenue,
Huddersfield,
HD5 9PG

Tel: 01484 382140 
Email info@nlconline.org.uk

Named contact for queries: Joanne Ainley ainleyj@nlconline.org.uk

NLC's Complaints Policy can be found here.

About the NLC

NLC consists of four schools, covering a full range of ability from 3 - 19 years. Each school has its own distinctive ethos and identity but all share the common goal of catering to the specific needs of each student.