Safeguarding at SV Academy is of utmost importance. The school has a comprehensive safeguarding policy and procedures that are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
The school follows all legal requirements and guidance provided by the Department for Education (DfE) in England and the relevant authorities in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The safeguarding policy covers all aspects of school life, including recruitment, training, and the reporting of any concerns.
All staff members undergo rigorous pre-employment checks, including enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Additionally, all staff members receive regular safeguarding training and updates to ensure they are equipped to identify and respond to any safeguarding concerns.
The school has designated safeguarding leads who are responsible for ensuring that all safeguarding concerns are dealt with promptly and appropriately. They work closely with external agencies and services to provide the necessary support to students and families who require it.
Parents and carers are encouraged to communicate with the school regarding any concerns they may have, and the school values their input in ensuring the safety and well-being of all students.
SVA Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding & Prevent Lead: Ms. Sonia Ramanah
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Richard Cowie
Person responsible for Medical Needs: Sonia Ramanah, Orlando Clement, Ada Sandu
Heath & Safety Officer: Orlando Clement
Attendance Officer: Ms Sonia Ramanah
Telephone: 0203 031 8240
Parents and members of the local community can contact the Safeguarding Team via the Academy telephone number 0203 031 8240
If you have a concern or need support for yourself or someone you know, and you wish to share it with our team, you can do so in confidence.
Members of the public are also able to make direct referrals to Social Care. Please see here
For safeguarding concerns about an adult, contact the person mentioned in the diagram below, depending on who the concern is about.
SVA Safeguarding aims
The safeguarding aims of SV Academy are to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff. This includes protecting students and staff from harm, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Our goal is to promote the welfare of children and young people and to ensure that they feel safe, valued, and respected at all times.
We are committed to ensuring that all members of our community are aware of their responsibilities and obligations in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Our safeguarding policy outlines our approach to identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns, as well as our procedures for reporting and recording incidents.
We aim to create a culture of vigilance and openness, where all members of our community feel comfortable reporting any concerns they may have. We also work in partnership with external agencies and organisations to support the welfare of children and young people and to ensure that they receive the appropriate support and protection they need.