Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding Team

The governors and staff of The Brittons Academy fully recognise the contribution it makes to safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm.

Child Sexual Exploitation Support for Parents & Carers

Sexual exploitation affects thousands of children and young people across the UK every year and recent media coverage of gangs exploiting girls has raised the profile of this form of abuse. As a parent or carer, you could have an important role to play in protecting children from exploitation and the Council wants to ensure that you are supported to do this . The website has important information and advice and how to identify and respond to suspected sexual exploitation as well as information on local and national support services for families going through suspected or actual sexual exploitation.

Please Visit – http://www.havering-lscb.org.uk/parents_and_carers.html

16th March was national Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness day.

The Brittons Academy would like to remind parents/carers about the dangers of children misusing mobile technology.

There is a national issue with regards to young people creating, distributing and publishing indecent images of children using mobile phones which are sometimes contracted to parents/carers.  We would also encourage parents/carers to check the activities of their children on social media.

We work closely with other agencies, including the Police, to ensure the safeguarding of students and prevent them from inadvertently breaking laws designed to protect them.

Prevent

Under Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 we must have due regard to the need to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism.  As a school and through our Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Education Policy and our curriculum we are making young people aware of the core British values of:- 

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs

As part of the PREVENT strategy, staff have received training to help them identify any students who are susceptible to radicalisation and extremist ideology.  We work in partnership with other agencies to ensure young people will be supported should they be at risk from any form of extremism.