All staff at Kippax Ash Tree take our responsibilities to protect our children from all forms of abuse very seriously. We are committed to ensuring that students feel safe in their education and if we suspect that a child has been harmed, or may come to harm, will take action to safeguard and protect that child. If you would like to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team, please call the School Office to make an appointment.
Mrs A Campbell (Headteacher)
Mrs H Dickinson and Mrs K Johnson
Mrs A Dempster
At Kippax Ash Tree we value respect, equality, resilience and integrity. To demonstrate these values all of our staff and students have to work together to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all members of our school community. This includes the expectation to report any incidents of discrimination, injustice, intolerance or child on child abuse.
Children, parents/carers and staff are encouraged to report any concerns they may have about safety and welfare to the safeguarding team. Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff.
If a student needs to report a concern, or hears any remarks or comments made that discriminate against any other group or individual in school, they should speak to:
If a family member or guardian of a Kippax Ash Tree pupil has any reason for concern it is important that this is reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs A Campbell.
If parents or carers have any concerns about the safeguarding of a child outside of the school day they should contact CSWS Duty and Advice on 0113 2223301.
At Kippax Ash Tree we provide a range of information and education for students to be safe citizens in the community. We utilise our Personal Development curriculum, PSHE curriculum (Jigsaw) and Computing curriculum to help students learn how to keep safe and healthy and to also manage risk. When problems are identified, staff take appropriate action. Leaders, and all school staff ensure that students understand how to keep themselves safe from harm and exploitation. Both the content and the approach of Jigsaw means that schools delivering their PSHE through the Jigsaw Programme will fully meet DfE requirements, subject of course, to schools delivering the scheme with fidelity. This includes teaching and learning about different kinds of relationships (including online), staying safe, drug education, keeping healthy and learning about the changes that puberty will bring.
Here are some of the useful charities and organisations that are dedicated to the safeguarding of children.
Kooth - Online mental wellbeing community providing mental health support for young people
Young Minds - Mental health charity supporting students and parents/carers on mental health issues
NSPCC - National charity dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to children
CEOP - National charity dedicated to the protection of children from sexual abuse online
Stop Hate UK - Challenging all forms of hate crime and discrimination
Educate against hate - Resources to help safeguarding students from radicalisation and extremism
Turning Point - Individual support for people with drug and alcohol issues, a mental health concern, or a learning disability
YoungMinds | CAMHS - NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties
Childline - A free, private and confidential service for children to talk about anything
NHS - Advice provided on how to help prevent the use of e-cigarettes and vaping.