Safeguarding

All visitors must sign in and out at Reception and wear a visitor badge at all times.

Safeguarding
At Avenue Primary Academy we are fully committed to safeguarding our pupils and staff.  We take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.

Everyone who visits our school should be aware of their responsibility to make sure that all young people are safe. 

Safeguarding is summarised as:

  • protecting children from harm
  • preventing damage to children’s health or development
  • making sure that children grow up safely, and
  • taking action to make sure all children have the best start in life.

If you are worried about a child or are unclear about areas linked to safeguarding during your visit please ask for Miss Cameron (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs Hunt (Deputy Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs Huzzey (Deputy Safeguarding Lead).

As a visitor, it is important that you remember the following:

  • If a child has a conversation with you which leads you to think they are being harmed or their safety is at risk, you have a duty to pass the information on to protect the child.  You must inform Miss Cameron, Mrs Hunt or Mrs Huzzey immediately.
  • If you are working in a 1:1 situation with a pupil, the academy must view your Enhanced DBS check or have evidence from your organisation that you have an Enhanced DBS in place.  Please see Mrs Arnold, School Business Manager, if you have any queries.
  • Never exchange contact details with a pupil, or agree to meet a child outside the school environment.  Do not communicate with pupils through social media.
  • Keep a record of the times and dates of any unplanned contact with pupils and let Miss Cameron, Mrs Hunt or Mrs Huzzey know as soon as possible.
  • Do not take photographs or video footage while you are on site unless you have been given permission.

Health and Safety
While on site, you are legally responsible for taking reasonable care of your own health and safety and the safety of others affected by your activities.

For further information, please refer to the policies on our website or our safeguarding information folder which is located in the Reception area.

We hope that you enjoy your visit.

Website Information

All information provided on this website and on our blogs is provided in good faith, and occasionally information may become out of date. We celebrate the successes of our pupils and staff, and include images of them on our website, adhering to our eSafety policy. If a parent requests an image to be removed from the site, we will do this without delay.

Cirrus Primary Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding children.