Visitors to West Lakes Academy
All external visitors who wish to meet with students must have a current, Enhanced DBS certificate.
External agencies must provide the academy with the name of the person(s), together with their DBS certificate number and issue date before meeting with students.
No student will be seen alone unless we have verification of documentation.
The Prevent Strategy
Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent is part of the safeguarding work that West Lakes Academy undertakes. All staff have had training in regards to the Prevent duty via EduCare. Students are exposed to this strategy and understanding extremism through their Personal Development (PD) and Religion and World Views lessons.
More information on The Prevent Strategy can be found here: https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced abuse in education.
The helpline went live on 1 April 2021, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to.
The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals.
Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at email@example.com
Alongside this, and with all worries and concerns our young people may face, students and parents can always talk to a member of our safeguarding team who will be able to support and signpost students to relevant agencies. We are always here to help.