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If you have any concerns regarding the safety, health or well-being of a child who is a student at our Academy during the school holidays,
Should you need to report a Safeguarding concern of an urgent nature outside of our opening hours/term time, please contact the Police on 999 or Duty and Assessment on (0116) 4541004
Opening Hours during term time:
08:00 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday & 08:00 - 16:30 on a Friday
If you have any concerns regarding the safety and welfare of a child who is a student at Lancaster Academy during the school holidays - please call (0116) 2703176 or alternatively email the Lancaster Academy safeguarding team at firstname.lastname@example.org e-mails are checked daily.
Should you need to report an urgent safeguarding concern please contact Children’s Social Care on 0116 4541004. For an emergency safeguarding concern please dial 999 or 101 and speak to the police directly.
For professionals and safeguarding partners wishing to contact the school please email - email@example.com
Useful Student Contacts:
- Childline 08001111
- Police Non-emergency 101
- Police Emergency 999
- NHS 111
- Text a public health nurse (school nurse) Leicester 07520 615386
- Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
- If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
We have some parent support groups operating in the local area, please see the information below:
Keeping children and young people safe online
Parents and guardians should supervise the internet use of the young people in their care.
See Government advice:
- What parents and carers need to know during school closures which includes detailed advice on keeping children safe online. It includes how to have age appropriate conversations with children about online safety, home filters, age appropriate parental controls and risks of platforms and apps
- Support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harms outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice
- Support to stay safe online includes information on security and privacy settings
- If your child is worried or needs support, they can call Childline (0800 1111) or download the ‘For Me’ app.
The Lancaster Academy is committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of all of our students. We recognise that in an ever changing and fast moving world it is essential that we promote students well-being, confidence and resilience, and that we provide our students with up to date information and signpost them to places where they can find support, where necessary.
We see protecting our students from the risk of radicalisation as part of our wider safeguarding duties, and that it is similar in nature to protecting students from other harms (e.g. drugs, FGM, neglect, and sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. We acknowledge the Prevent duty and we have due regard to the need to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism.
At the Lancaster Academy all staff are expected to uphold the fundamental principles of British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values are promoted through our Academy Pledge, the curriculum, PSHE, tutor time, assemblies and The Lancaster Ways for Behaviour and Teaching and Learning.
Prevent Duty Risk Assessment 2022
Early Help at the Lancaster Academy
At the Lancaster Academy we recognise that children, young people and their families may need some additional help and support from time to time. We work closely with a range of local partners to ensure that we can signpost you to the relevant agency to find support if you need it. We also provide support a wide range of support within the school for all of our students, such as mentoring and referrals to the school nurse, and support for parents and carers. Should you require more information regarding the support available, please contact us for further information.
Through Early Help you can gain access to the following support groups:
- 2 Year Pathway - 1001 Critical Days (prebirth-2) now incorporating Teen Parents following Teen Parent antenatal classes.
- Stay and Play - 1-5's play and communication
- Triple P - Targeted Parenting Course
- Domestic Abuse - co-delivered with UAVA
- Young Carers - Support group for young carers
- Inclusion - A Group for 13-24 year olds with SEND
- Girls Group (low and medium risk) 13-19 years - healthy relationships, online safety, CCE/CSE, Wellbeing
- Which Way - for boys aged 13-19 years at risk of or involved in CCE - County Lines, Positive role models and wellbeing
- Managing your own home - for young people transitioning into independent living
Early Help with Leicester City Council
All Leicester Schools have become part of a new safeguarding initiative, which aims to improve outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse. For further information please download the letter below.
Operation Encompass Letter 2021/22
Keeping your child safe online
It is sometimes difficult for families to know how to keep their children safe online. The NSPCC provides advice for parents about online safety and being “net aware” which will help you learn how to keep children safe online. By copy and pasting the address below you can click onto both links to receive advice and guidance to support your child being safe online.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online:
We are able to offer parents the opportunity to learn about the dangers faced by children on line and how to try to keep children safe online. The link below allows you to access a free course which is useful for finding out about online safety.
If you are interested in finding out more please log on to the website below. You will need to provide your email address and create a password. When you have logged on pick the course section and you will be directed to the parents and carers training. There are lots of topic videos to choose from. Each one takes a maximum of 15 minutes.
We hope you find the courses helpful.
- Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
- Public Health - advice for wellbeing
To support mental health
Online Counselling Service for Young People
Worried about your child being in a gang?
Worried about grooming?
Further support and advice can be found at:
Child Protection Information 2021/22
My Self Care Plan Booklet 2021/22