Because of the current exceptional circumstances, we have created an addendum to our normal Keeping Children Safe policy. The original policy can still be found on the Policies page of this website.
Keeping children safe is our number one priority. To that end, Limehurst Academy has six members of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads. They are:
|K Brierley||Student Support Manager|
|V Beeby||Deputy Headteacher|
|A Mauger||Assistant Headteacher & SENCo|
|C Corker||Assistant Headteacher|
If you wish to discuss or report a concern about your own child or another Limehurst Academy student, please contact one of the people listed above at the school. Alternatively, you can call the Children’s Duty team on 0116 305 0005.
Guides for Parents and Carers
For advice on a number of issues, including Bullying and Cyber-Bullying, Child Sexual Exploitation, FGM, Domestic Abuse, Grooming, Online Safety, Sexting and Self-Harm, the NSPCC website is excellent.
Below are some links to help sheets for parents on keeping your children safe online.
Other sources of information
An organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.
From CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all the issues amplified by the Internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.
Includes information for pupils on sexting, gaming, grooming, bullying, porn, relationships.
It is possible for any child to be exposed to extremist influences. Children from very different backgrounds have been radicalised, even those from stable homes, who were doing well at school. However, it’s important to keep things in perspective and remember that for most young people, the risk that they will become involved with extremist groups is very low.
If you have any concerns, please visit the Educate Against Hate website which contains clear and sensible advice for parents. Leicester and Leicestershire’s PREVENT team have trained all staff at Limehurst Academy in spotting the signs of radicalisation and extremism. For more information on their work, see below.
Leicestershire Police have launched a website which addresses a number of topics like personal safety, crime prevention and reporting. It also incorporates resources such as ‘Thinkuknow’ and ‘Tales of the road’ to make the learning of key messages fun and interactive. Please go to www.leics.police.uk/kidsandteens