Safeguarding our students
At The Oldham Academy North we are committed to keeping our students safe both within academy grounds and out in the wider community.
The safety and welfare of all our students is of the utmost importance to us. Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If you have any concerns about the welfare of yours or another child please talk to any teacher at the academy, or you can speak directly to a member of the academy’s safeguarding team.
The Academy’s Duty of Care to keep all students safe
- The Academy aims to ensure that appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare
- Thar all staff are aware of and understand fully their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding
- Staff are appropriately trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues
- Safeguarding and child protection is everyone’s responsibility
The Academy’s Open Door Policy so that Students can access support and guidance at all times
- At The Oldham Academy North we adopt an open door policy to ensure that all students feel supported at all times and we aim to support all barriers to learning through our inclusive approach.
The Academies work with external agencies and professionals for specialised support where needed
- As an Oldham located E-ACT Academy we work with a wide range of external agencies such as Oldham’s MASH Team (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub), QEST, MIND, Healthy Young Minds, Police, Positive Steps and many more services to ensure we provide a fully inclusive holistic approach for each child as and when required.
Any safeguarding issues, please call either Mrs D Banham or Ms Ogden on the numbers below.
Our Safeguarding Team
Mrs D Banham – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Phone: 0161 652 2428
Mrs L Ogden – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Phone: 0161 652 2428
- E-Safety bulletin from Oldham Safeguarding Children Partnership.
- The NSPCC Share Aware campaign has useful facts and advice for parents and carers.
- Think U Know is a set of resources developed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. There is a new fortnightly pack, especially designed for this current period of uncertainty, to help keep students safe.
- Know IT All is a set of resources developed by Childnet International.
- Parent Zone provides information and support for parents
- Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and CEOP – provides articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help you keep up with what your children are doing on-line.
- 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
- UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
- Digital safety advice issued by the Local Authority
Further safeguarding information from the Department for Education:
Further safeguarding information from the Government:
- Concerned About a Child
- Reporting Hate Crime
- Reporting Terrorism and Extremism
- Help for Domestic Abuse
- Child Sexual Exploitation