The safeguarding section is under an update due to the Keeping children safe in Education 2018 changes
The RSA Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We believe that:
All children/young people have the right to be protected from harm
Children/young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school
Children/young people need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse
All children/young people have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs
All children/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other
All children/young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally
Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying (including homophobic, bi-phobic, trans-phobic and cyberbullying), exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours
All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse
The RSA Academy will fulfill their local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:
The RSA Academy seeks to protect children and young people against the messages of all violent extremism including, but not restricted to, those linked to Islamist ideology, or to Far Right/Neo Nazi/White Supremacist ideology, Irish Nationalist and Loyalist paramilitary groups, and extremist Animal Rights movements.
The Academy Trust, Local Governing Board, the Principal and the Designated Safeguarding Lead will assess the level of risk within the school and put actions in place to reduce that risk. This risk assessment will be reviewed annually.