Safeguarding

Everyone who comes into contact with our students and their families has a role to play in safeguarding and we continue to strive to establish an ethos and culture based on mutual respect and acceptance of differences, where safeguarding is everyone’s business and everyone’s responsibility. We believe that in order for our students to achieve their best we must ensure that they are safe and that they feel safe.

Through our PDL, Citizenship and Philosophy and Ethics programmes and the social, moral, spiritual and cultural opportunities provided for our students we contribute to the promotion of British values and fulfill our duty to PREVENT them from being influenced by radicals and extremists.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Eskriett. All members of the Student Support Team are also trained to a high level in safeguarding issues and they liaise closely with key agencies to promote the welfare of our children and protect them from harm. The team members are:

Heidi Kavanagh - Student Support Manager

Emma Diamond - Education Welfare (Attendance)

Wendy Chantler - Inclusion Manager

Katy Lancaster -  Inclusion Support

As part of the Personal Development Learning programme  at Applemore we teach our students to keep themselves safe, how to protect themselves from harm and how to take responsibility for their own and others’ safety.  Some of the topics covered throughout the five year programme include sex and relationships education; drugs, smoking and alcohol; online safety; bullying and cyber bullying; risk taking; resilience; body image; managing stress and anxiety; positive and negative relationships; sexual exploitation and gaming addiction.

In line with our Anti-Bullying Policy we seek to protect our students from bullying, racist abuse and discrimination and to promote positive behaviour. We are a ‘telling’ school and we encourage our students to speak out if they are, or see anyone else being, treated unfairly.

We run workshops for parents on safeguarding issues throughout the year. The link below is also helpful in providing information for parents and is regularly updated with new and current articles. Just click on the logo to access it.

Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up to date with what their children are doing on-line. There are a huge range of articles aimed at parents, including:

  • Online risk: myths and facts;
  • Viral Internet Trends;
  • Understanding online shaming and How to protect your child from trolls.

Other sections of the site focus on Sex and Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, Family Life, Education and the Future, Top Tips and Special Needs.

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.