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Finch Woods Academy

Safeguarding

At Finch Woods Academy our primary responsibility is the safety and wellbeing of our pupils.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please report them to a member of the safeguarding team as soon as possible so that we can take appropriate action. 

Mr G Williams

Safeguarding Lead

              

Ms J West

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

                    

Miss L Dickinson

Headteacher

                 

Safeguarding children is defined in Working together to safeguard children as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

 

Please click on the links below to access information on a range of safeguarding issues that may affect your child or a child you know. 

Abuse & Neglect

NSPCC - Neglect

NSPCC - Domestic abuse

NSPCC - Physical abuse

NSPCC - Emotional abuse

NSPCC - Sexual abuse

NSPCC - Child sexual exploitation

NSPCC - Female genital mutilation (FGM)

NSPCC - Child trafficking

NSPCC - Grooming

Childline - Forced marriage 

Bullying

NSPCC - Bullying & Cyberbullying

Childline - Bullying & Cyberbullying

Emotional Wellbeing

NSPCC - Depression, anxiety & mental health

NSPCC - Self-harm

Beat - Eating disorders

Samaritans - Support for anyone in emotional distress or at risk of suicide

CAMHS - Mental health support

YPAS - Mental health support

Gangs & Violence

Merseyside Police - County lines

NSPCC - Criminal exploitation & gangs

Healthy Relationships

NSPCC - Sex & Relationships

Childline - Relationships

Brook - Relationships

Online Safety

NSPCC - Online safety

NSPCC - Sexting

Childline - Online grooming

Internet Watch Foundation - Report criminal content

Prevent, Radicalisation & Extremism

Merseyside Police - Terrorism in the UK

Let's Talk About It - Prevent

Substance Abuse

Talk to Frank - Drugs

We Are With You - Drugs, alcohol & mental health