Alvaston Moor Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding is overseen by the Deputy Head, a Targeted Support Lead and Heads of Year:
Mrs H Matthews
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss G Brunskill
Targeted Support Lead
Mrs P Bennett
Teacher for LAC
Mr S Johnson
Inclusion / Wellbeing Lead
Miss O Thomas
Year 7 Leader
Year 9 Leader
Mrs C Parker
Year 9 Leader
Mrs C Douthwaite
Year 11 Leader
School health service within Alvaston Moor Academy:
Alvaston Moor Academy work in close partnership with the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse team and benefit from school drop ins and arranged appointments on a fortnightly basis. The school health service provides an opportunity for students to talk about a range of topics such as sexual health, relationships, emotional health, drug and alcohol use and physical health. If students can not access the drop in service in school, there is the virtual option below:
In addition to the above, students and parents can access ‘ChatHealth’ if:
You are a student aged 11-19 and want advice or have any worries about sexual health, relationships, emotional health, drugs and alcohol use or physical health, text the Young People’s ChatHealth service on 07507 327104
If you are a parent or carer for a child aged between 0 -19 and want advice or have any worries around bedwetting/soiling, concerns about hearing or vision, emotional wellbeing, behaviour or speech concerns, you can text the Parents and Carers ChatHealth service on 07507327754
Stopping Domestic Abuse Together (SDAT)
SDAT is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Children’s Services.
As part of SDAT, Derbyshire Police will notify the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead of every incident of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this is to help schools with responses to domestic abuse by helping them support children and their families exposed to or involved in domestic abuse. This may mean talking to students about their experiences, raising awareness through classroom discussion and schools activities, and helping victims and families by providing to them signposting information.
Alvaston Moor Academy is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.
Further information regarding support can be found on the below links:
Further information and recent updates regarding Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 can be found here:
Alvaston Moor Academy is committed ensuring the needs of the child are met which includes:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
Cause for Concern
All staff, volunteers and visitors are asked to report any causes for concern to the staff trained to deal with such instances. Concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible as there are often reasonable explanations for the concern.
Absence and lateness is recorded by the attendance team. Reasons are sought for all absences. Concerns around attendance may be referred to the Lead Child Protection Officer. Parents/carers will be notified of attendance concerns at the earliest possible point.
Support for Families/Multi Agency Working
Alvaston Moor Academy works collaboratively with external agencies to ensure that children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. We actively work with families to secure positive outcomes for both children and families.
If you require support regarding an urgent safeguarding concern, please contact the Initial Response Team (Derby City Council Social Services) on 01332 641172.
The following organisations and charities are also available during the term time and school holidays, should you require any support:
- Starting Point (Derbyshire County Council social services) 01629 522190
- Young Minds – Text SHOUT to 85258 for 24/7 free, confidential support
- Child Line 0800 1111
- CAMHS duty helpline for any urgent concerns regarding emotional and mental health – 0300 1239164
- Support for online concerns: www.swgfl.org.uk
- Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)
- Suspicion that a young person is at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation – contact Safe and Sound Derby 01332 362120
- Advice, support, and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away – 24 hour Anonymous Helpline, text or call 116 000 (Whether you are missing yourself or have been affected by the disappearance of a loved one)
- Parent’s and carer’s ChatHealth service (they offer support around bed wetting, concerns around hearing/vision, emotional wellbeing, behaviour, sleeping, eating and speech concerns) 07507 327754
- Mental health worries: www.youngminds.org.uk
- Supportive apps – Calm Harm (app to help teenagers manage or resist the urge to self-harm), Clear Fear (app to help children and young people manage symptoms of anxiety), Move Mood (app to help teenagers manage low mood and depression) and Combined Minds (app to help families and friends provide mental health support)