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During term time if you have any concerns regarding the safety, health or well-being of a child who is a student at our Academy, please call 0116 2221616.

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.
 

Designated Safeguarding Leads

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately:

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Prevent Statement

Babington 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 Babington 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, form time, assemblies and The Babington Way for Behaviour and Teaching and Learning.

Operation Encompass

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.

The Babington Academy Pledge

I will always to the best of my ability treat Babington with respect during my years here.

I believe that all staff and students should treat each other with respect and I will lead by example.

I will try my best to take advantage of the opportunities offered to me here.

I will cherish those who help me to achieve my goals.

I understand that bullying and unkind words are not tolerated in our College and I will not treat anyone differently because of their religion or culture.

I will value everyone for who they are.

I will respect the right of everyone to worship their God and I will embrace the cultural diversity of the College.

I understand that my College is judged by my actions and I will always try to give a good impression of the place where I learn.

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.

 

NSPCC

Worried about your child being in a gang?

NSPCC Gangs & Young People 

Worried about grooming?

NSPCC Grooming

Further support and advice can be found at:

Thinkuknow